Dwayne Haskins wanted to return from the ankle injury he suffered versus the Giants on Sunday.
Problem was, a pretty powerful voice was involved in making sure he didn’t.
Dan Snyder personally told Haskins to follow the team’s medical advice, advice that discouraged him from taking the field again. Originally, the QB told the media after Washington’s loss to New York that Snyder himself told him to remain on the sidelines, but a spokesperson later clarified that Snyder asked Haskins to listen to Dr. Robin West’s opinion.
Statement from Redskins doctor Robin West: "I evaluated Dwayne following his ankle injury and after reviewing the X-Rays and conducting a full examination, I did not clear him to return to game action.”— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) December 22, 2019
Per Haskins, Snyder came down from his box to talk to the passer and show his concern as the third quarter carried on. The interaction “meant a lot” to Haskins.
Earlier this year, Haskins hurt his ankle in Green Bay but continued to play, at times limping heavily. There was no repeat of that at FedEx Field this time around, though.
The rookie was seen with a walking boot on his left foot postgame, but he was walking pretty easily. He expressed a desire to participate in the Redskins’ season finale next Sunday in Dallas.
Before departing, he completed 12-of-15 attempts for 133 yards and two touchdowns. He was scorching hot, and it’s unfortunate that he wasn’t able to add to those numbers in the second half.
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