July 13, 2020

Washington Redskins: Week 5 Injury Report

The Washington Redskins have had their fair share of injuries to impact players since the beginning of the preseason. Many big time names have been lost for the year, but the team is finally starting to see improvements from their short term injury players. When facing the surprisingly undefeated Atlanta Hawks this week, Washington can use all hands on deck in attempt of another upset.

  • DeSean Jackson (hamstring): participated in individual receiving drills on Wednesday and Thursday for the first time since suffering a Grade 2 hamstring injury early on in the season opener against the Miami Dolphins. Jackson said he is “trying to be optimistic” about playing against the Falcons on Sunday though he will probably have to get at least one full day of practice in to have a chance. Gruden has continued to reiterate that the team will not rush Jackson back. All of this culminated with Jackson being ruled OUT for the fourth straight game on Friday when he did not participate.
  • Perry Riley (calf): practiced in limited fashion on Wednesday and Thursday after missing last week’s game. The team is likely confident in Riley’s return as they released ILB Terrance Plummer. Riley, a native of Atlanta, said he is preparing himself as if he will return to game action this week. Riley is officially QUESTIONABLE for Sunday’s matchup against the Falcons.
  • DeAngelo Hall (toe): worked on a side field individually on Wednesday and Thursday but not with the team after injuring his toe two weeks ago against the Giants. Hall is likely still a week or two away from returning, but it is promising that he is able to get back on the field this soon after a non-contact injury. Gruden reaffirmed this idea by stating that Hall is “coming along a lot better than we thought”. After not getting any work in on Friday, Hall was officially ruled OUT for Sunday’s game.
  • Chris Culliver (knee): DNP on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. As a result Culliver was ruled OUT against Atlanta although his MRI showed no structural damage to the knee. Gruden said that this injury stems from a prior surgery that has resulted in lingering cartilage soreness and quad weakness that needs to be strengthened through rehab.
  • Jordan Reed (concussion): DNP on throughout the week and was officially been ruled OUT mainly because he cannot do anything with the team until his symptoms cleared. The MCL and ankle sprain that Reed also suffered is of minor concern as he was able to come back into the game against Philadelphia before having to leave for good with the head injury. Gruden is confident in the ability of backup tight ends Derek Carrier and Anthony McCoy as well as a contribution from backup tackle Tom Compton as a blocking tight end, the original plan before McCoy was brought in.
  • Pierre Garcon (knee), Kedric Golston (hand), Ryan Kerrigan (hip) Josh LeRibeus (calf), Kory Lichtensteiger (finger), Spencer Long (ankle), and Trent Murphy (hip) have all practiced in full on Wednesday and Thursday despite minor injuries.

This post will be updated with the most accurate status of all injured players leading up to Sunday afternoon’s game with the Eagles.


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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