The Redskins finally got some good news regarding their corps of cornerbacks.
David Amerson, who left Monday’s practice with a left shoulder injury, is only expected to miss a few days of practice, The Washington Post reported. The third-year corner has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint.
It’s welcome news for the Redskins, who had already lost two cornerbacks in the opening days of training camp.
On Friday, Bashaud Breeland sustained an MCL sprain in his right knee just hours after it was announced that he’d be suspended for Week 1 of the season. Breeland is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, which would likely put him back on the field around the time his suspension ends.
On Saturday, rookie Tevin Mitchel was lost for the season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. A source told CSNWashington.com on Monday that Mitchel will remain in Richmond in the coming days so he can attend meetings and observe practice, then will have surgery next week.
Amerson was hurt as he covered DeSean Jackson on a deep route in team drills Monday. Amerson landed on the shoulder hard and eventually headed inside with a ice pack wrapped tightly around his shoulder.
The Redskins are off on Tuesday and return to the Bon Secours facility on Wednesday, at which point Coach Jay Gruden is expected to discuss Amerson’s injury in more detail.
With Breeland and Mitchel out and Amerson sidelined for at least a few days, that leaves the Redskins with Chris Culliver, DeAngelo Hall, Justin Rogers, Trey Wolfe, Tajh Hasson and Deshazor Everett as the only healthy corners on the roster. And for the latter four, the next few days should provide more of an opportunity to showcase their ability.
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