The Redskins got back to work on Wednesday with some players getting healthy but with some others still sidelined with injuries.
Limited in practice were CB’s Chris Culliver (knee) and DeAngelo Hall (toe), LB Ryan Kerrigan (hand), and WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring).
Culliver has missed three games with what he described as inflammation in his knee. “I'm hopeful. I'm always hopeful,” said Jay Gruden when asked about the chance that Culliver will play. “He had a good day of practice when he did practice. We'll just have to see how he feels tomorrow.”
Hall has been out since Week 4 with a toe sprain. Gruden will place a lot of weight on whether or not the veteran thinks he’ll be able t play.
“That’s going to be totally his call,” said Gruden. “How he feels, how much he feels like he’s in pain, and how much he can play with it. That’s going to be up to him ultimately.”
Kerrigan broke his right hand in the first half of the Redskins’ last game on October 24. He had surgery to insert some pins the following day. He practiced today with a pad on his hand that left him able to use his fingers on a limited basis. He is slated to see the doctor who performed the surgery tomorrow and after that his status for Sunday will be much clearer.
Jackson, who went out with a hamstring strain early in the Redskins’ season opener, seems to be very optimistic about playing against New England on Sunday. He appeared to be quite active in the portion of practice that reporters could see.
Out of practice were CB Bashaud Breeland (hamstring), C Kory Lichtensteiger (neck), and DE Jason Hatcher (knee). Hatcher was on a scheduled rest day and he should be back at practice tomorrow and on the field on Sunday. It seem unlikely that Lichtensteiger will be able to go and we will have to monitor Breeland’s status as the week progresses.
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