The Redskins went into their bye week with several players on their injury list.
Key components like running back Adrian Peterson (ankle), right tackle Morgan Moses (concussion), left guard Shawn Lauvao (calf), and cornerback Josh Norman (hamstring) all needed the week off to improve their health.
The Redskins held a practice on Monday, but there was only scant information given out about the condition of the injured players.
Jay Gruden told NBC Sports Washington that Moses has been cleared out of the concussion protocol. He also said that surgery on Williams, a procedure to clean up a problem with a bursa sac in his surgically repaired right knee, “went well”. Other than that, well, we’ll have to wait until the next injury report.
Because their game against the Saints isn’t until Monday, that injury report comes out a day later than it normally does.
"Yeah we will see when we get back,” he said when asked about Peterson, Lauvao, and Norman. “Injury report will come out Thursday, but we're just going to take these guys on a daily basis and see where they are at. Come Wednesday, Thursday, we'll let you know then."
During the portion of practice that was open to the media, Peterson and Norman did some rehab work on a side field. Both of them moved well as they went through agility drills.
It was a positive sign for both, but it should be noted that playing in an actual game puts considerably more strain on an ankle or hamstring than does high stepping and cutting on a practice field.
Norman did not talk to the media after practice. Peterson did and he expressed confidence that he will be able to play against the Saints, one of the two teams he played for last year. But many
Meanwhile, Lauvao remained out of sight as he has since getting injured against the Colts. If he is unable to play against the Saints Gruden said that they will go with the same lineup they used against the Packers with center Chase Roullier moving over into Lauvao’s left guard spot and Tony Bergstrom starting at center.
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