August 20, 2019

Washington Redskins: Week 10 Injury Report

Although the Washington Redskins are healthier relative to just before the team’s bye week, they are still without and losing key pieces to their franchise. On Tuesday, Washington placed starting center Kory Lichtensteiger on the injured reserve list/designated to return. With the rule that one must stay on IR for eight weeks before being allowed to return, Lichtensteiger’s regular season is over but he could return in the playoffs should the Redskins by some miracle make the postseason.

  • Keenan Robinson (rib/shoulder/stinger): DNP on Wednesday and limited on Thursday and Friday (QUESTIONABLE) with the same injury that the middle linebacker was dealing with against the Patriots. There seems to be some doubt of Robinson’s availability versus the Saints for head coach Jay Gruden‘s comment that Will Compton would start if Robinson is not able to go, regardless of a possible Perry Riley demotion.
  • Jason Hatcher (knee/maintenance): DNP on Wednesday, limited on Thursday, and full on Friday (PROBABLE) with his usual maintenance day that partly has to do with a knee injury related to age. Hatcher might not be the same disruptive player he was early in the season, so the Redskins are certainly trying to preserve his motor.
  • Terrance Knighton (migraines): FULL participant throughout the week after missing the Patriots game with migraines that were a 50 on the 0-10 scale of pain threshold. Gruden is hoping that because Knighton was pain free, it is a good sign for things to come. Although Pot Roast has been playing when the Redskins were getting killed in the run game, his presence certainly will help the efforts to correct the defensive liability. Even though Knighton has been able to practice fully, he is officially listed as QUESTIONABLE against the Saints just in case his migraines flair back up.
  • DaShon Goldson (hamstring): limited throughout the week after being the lone injury as a result of the Patriots game; PROBABLE against the Saints.
  • Chris Culliver (knee): limited in practice during the week and PROBABLE to play in his second straight game since Week 2 of the season. Gruden does not anticipate Culliver being on a pitch count.
  • Bashaud Breeland (hamstring): FULL in practice throughout the week and PROBABLE after being able to play nearly half of the Patriots game while dealing with an injury that looked somewhat serious at the end of the Bucs game. Similarly to Culliver, Gruden hopes Breeland will also be able to be on the field for most of the game.
  • DeAngelo Hall (toe): limited throughout the week and QUESTIONABLE as the veteran corner continues to deal with a severe toe injury that is holding him out of games. Gruden said that Hall “has done some good things” with the first team defense and is”close to being ready”.
  • Andre Roberts (ankle): limited throughout the week after tweaking his and officially QUESTIONABLE for Sunday.
  • Ryan Kerrigan (hand), Josh LeRibeus (elbow/shoulder), and Chris Thompson (back) have practiced fully during the week and are PROBABLE.

On Wednesday, Gruden announced that the Redskins reached an injury-settlement with OLB Jackson Jeffcoat who was dealing with back spasms. The Redskins decided that it was worth releasing the Texas product once healthy to bring up Houston Bates for additional help on special teams.

For the first time all year, the Redskins had all 53 men on their roster practice, at least on a limited basis, on Thursday and Friday. Gruden said that it was “good to practice and have a full group”.

Enemy Intel: The Saints will be without two of their better linebackers in Dannell Ellerbe and David Hawthorne, which could be even more of a catalyst to the Redskins recently down run game.

This post will be updated as more injury information comes into play up until kickoff on Sunday from FedEx Field.

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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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