June 22, 2018

Washington Redskins: Week 7 Injury Report

The Washington Redskins had SIX starters missing during last Sunday’s game against the Jets and that certainly did not help in the third quarter meltdown. Those six do not even include the additional three who have landed themselves on injured reserve. It has been a body bag kind of year for the Redskins who are hoping they can get some reinforcements back before heading into the bye week.

  • Chris Culliver (knee): DNP all week and although an MRI revealed surgery is NOT needed, the ex-Niner is OUT against the Bucs.
  • DeAngelo Hall (toe): DNP throughout the week and for another game Hall will be OUT.
  • DeSean Jackson (hamstring): although limited on Thursday and Friday, Jackson has already been ruled OUT for Sunday. Although Jackson gave himself a self target goal of returning this week, head coach Jay Gruden was correct to say the chances were “not very high”.
  • Kory Lichtensteiger (neck): limited in practice without pads on Wednesday but DNP on Thursday or Friday as the Redskins center is still working on getting complete strength back on his left side. As a result, Lichtensteiger was ruled OUT by Gruden on Friday. It seems that Lichtensteiger’s broken finger that he suffered against the Falcons is no longer a hindrance to his availability to play.
  • Chris Thompson (back): DNP on Wednesday and worked off to the side on Thursday and Friday because of the back injury he sustained against the Jets, suffered when trying to adjust to a poorly thrown ball from Kirk Cousins. Gruden announced Friday that Thompson is officially doubtful for Sunday’s game and the Redskins are likely to promote either Trey Williams or recent practice squad addition Mack Brown to the 53 man roster.
  • Keenan Robinson (heel): DNP on Wednesday making him yet another starter to join the Redskins ever evolving injury list. On Thursday, Robinson experimented with different shoe inserts and was able to practice on a limited basis. A day after Gruden said “no, I don’t think so” when asked if he was worried about his middle linebacker’s status for Sunday, Robinson was listed as questionable.
  • Jason Hatcher (knee): DNP on Wednesday because of a knee injury, not a usual rest day but the veteran pass rusher returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday and Friday. Consequently, the veteran defensive end is listed as questionable to play against the Buccaneers. Gruden did admit that the injury could stem from the scope Hatcher had last season.
  • Jordan Reed (concussion): limited in pads without contact on Wednesday and Thursday as he is still in the concussion protocol. Reed says he is “certain” that he will play on Sunday as the concussion this time around wasn’t as bad as in 2013. Reed is awaiting on written clearance by an independent neurologist after having a visit Thursday night and although he is listed as questionable for the Bucs game, if he stays symptom free there is a “pretty good chance” that he plays.
  • Trent Williams (neck/concussion): limited in pads without contact to start the week and like Reed is still in the concussion protocol. Williams said he “feels fine” when asked about his status for the Tampa Bay game. Contrary to a report by the Posts’ Mike Jones, Williams was not yet cleared of the protocol as he is going to see an independent neurologist on Friday night. Like Reed, Williams is listed as questionable to play against Tampa Bay.
  • Stephen Paea (back): limited throughout the week after missing last week’s game against the Jets is officially listed as questionable.
  • Matt Jones (toe): full participant in practice throughout the week and “looked good” according to Gruden. After being a game-time decision and eventually inactive last week, Jones is probable to return to game action this week.
  • Bashaud Breeland (knee), Ty Nsekhe (foot), Andre Roberts (thumb) and Trenton Robinson (ankle) were all also full participants in practice during the week and are all probable to take the field on Sunday.

With regards to the Buccaneers, their only chance of not having a primary starter available comes from left guard Logan Mankins being listed questionable with a groin injuries. Redskins fans everywhere wished that was the least of their worries.

This post will be updated with the most accurate status of all injured players leading up to Sunday’s “code red” game with the Buccaneers.

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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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