August 23, 2019

Washington Redskins: Injury Roundup after Week 15 beatdown of Buffalo

Yes the Washington Redskins are healthier relative to earlier in the season, but they came out of the Bills game with a few more question marks. In a shortened week with a Saturday night date with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Skins cannot afford any more hits to their impact players.

RT Morgan Moses (left ankle sprain), C Josh LeRibeus (ankle sprain), FS DaShon Goldson (rib fracture), MLB Will Compton (neck), RB Matt Jones (hip contusion), WR Ryan Grant (aggravated oblique) all seem to be day-to-day according to head coach Jay Gruden. Losing any of the aforementioned individuals would be a serious blow to the franchise this week.

Moses returned to the game to start the second half, where it took one play for DeSean Jackson to go 77 yards for a touchdown, but eventually had to give way to Ty Nsekhe when the pain became too much. Compton’s MRI results were described as “normal” while Goldson will likely be playing through pain. Gruden expects Goldson to miss practice on Wednesday, but reevaluate his status after Thursday and Friday.

Center Kory Lichtensteiger has been sitting on the injured reserve designated to return list with a neck injury. As reported prior to the Bills game, the offensive lineman expects to start practicing when eligible on tomorrow. Lichtensteiger will “get two weeks of practice in” before being eligible to return to the active rosters should the Redskins make the playoffs. What sounded like a joke on November 10th and Washington sitting at 3-5 now seems to have been a rather nifty move. LeRibeus has improved, but the return of Lichtensteiger should help Kirk Cousins and the offense in nearly every facet.

Wide receiver Andre Roberts has been placed on the injured reserve list with a torn MCL that he decided required surgery and could not be played through. Roberts was made inactive for the last three games even though it has just recently been discovered that it is not solely because of ineffectiveness. Although the Redskins have not filled his spot on the 53 man roster yet, they have re-signed wide receiver Colin Lockett to the practice squad.

Jay Gruden will provide additional information regarding injuries prior to this week’s game against the Eagles throughout the week.

About Neil Dalal

Neil Dalal is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins, Wizards, and Maryland Terrapins. Neil grew up in Silver Spring, MD and attends the University of Maryland. Neil has loved everything related to the Redskins, Wizards, Capitals, and Terrapins since he was eight years old. However, he favors the Orioles, as he started watching baseball before the Expos moved to DC. You can follow Neil on Twitter @NeilDalal96.

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  1. […] With the biggest game of the season approaching, a Saturday night matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles for the chance to represent the NFC East in the playoffs, the Washington Redskins are hoping for positive news on the injury front as the week progresses. Washington has shown that they are capable of playing competitive football, but Scot McCloughan has not had enough time to put together a team that can withstand so many injuries. With 14 players already on the season ending injured reserve list, the Redskins can ill afford losing any more bodies following the Bills game. […]

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