The Redskins had five players miss practice on Thursday but perhaps the most worrisome injury is to a player who was not in that group.
Linebacker Perry Riley suffered an injured foot during practice and is slated to have an MRI. He said in the locker room that he didn’t think the injury would keep him from playing on Monday night but the MRI will reveal if his optimism is warranted.
Two of the players who did not practice, DE Jason Hatcher (knee) and S Dashon Goldson (knee/hamstring/wrist), the two oldest starters on defense, are often given practice days off to save wear and tear on their bodies as the season winds down.
The other three sitting out were DE Chris Baker (illness), TE Derek Carrier (ankle/Achilles) and WR Andre Roberts (knee). It seems that Baker just caught something that has been going around and he should be back in a day or two. Carrier’s injury was described as a high ankle sprain and an Achilles strain. We will monitor those injuries as the week goes on but there seems to be a very real chance he will miss the Cowboys game.
Limited in practice in addition to Riley were CB Will Blackmon (shoulder/hip), CB Deshazor Everett (hamstring), RB Chris Thompson (shoulder), CB Quinton Dunbar (finger), S Trenton Robinson (hamstring), and LB Keenan Robinson (shoulder).
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