The Redskins injury report hasn’t had much good news this year and Friday was no exception. The headlines are that Trent Williams is headed to injured reserve, one of their best defensive players will miss his second straight game, and the Redskins have more problems at running back.
The move of Williams to IR has long been a matter of when, not if. He suffered a knee injury that will require surgery in Week 4 and he has been playing through it most weeks. The Redskins were eliminated from the playoffs in Week 14 and Williams did not play last week against the Cardinals. He said earlier this week that he could play of there was a “dire emergency.” Apparently, no such emergency materialized and he will be shut down effective immediately.
Coach Jay Gruden said that Williams will undergo his surgery soon but he didn’t have a date yet.
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On the running back front, the Redskins lost another one on Thursday when LaShun Daniels suffered a broken hand while fielding a kickoff in practice. He is out at least for Sunday and probably for the season.
Earlier in the same practice, starter Samaje Perine pulled a groin muscle. He is listed as questionable for Sunday against the Broncos.
That left Karpi Bibbs, who has been on the roster for about a month, as the only healthy running back. The Redskins will promote Dare Ogunbowale from the practice squad, taking the roster spot cleared with the move of Williams to injured reserve.
On the defensive side, Zach Brown is out with injuries to his hamstring, toe, and Achilles. Gruden said that the Achilles seemed to be the injury that was bothering him the most. Also out is linebacker Ryan Anderson.