It looks like Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson will be able to play on Sunday when the Redskins face the Patriots. He has been out since early in the Redskins’ Week 1 game with a hamstring strain.
“I’m not really worried about it any more,” he said on Wednesday when asked about how the hamstring was feeling.
But it has looked like he would be ready to play before. Jackson had a good Wednesday practice prior to the team’s Week 6 game against the Jets. But he suffered a setback on Thursday and was out for that game and in Week 7 against the Bucs.
We don’t know if he would have been able to play against Tampa Bay had he taken it easy prior to the Jets game. But Jackson viewed it as part of the process.
“I did have a setback, which I think was unfortunate,” he said. “But sometimes you never really know where you’e at as far as injury and you’ve got to test it to figure out where you’re at. When I came back and had the setback that’s where I was at, trying to test it. Now I feel with the week we had off, the bye week, that helped me have a full week of building that trust back up.”
The eight-year veteran believes that he is past the stage where setbacks are a concern and he’s confident that all systems are go.
“I’m just excited about everything, being back healthy and being able to come back out and play, especially versus the world champions, all odds against us,” he said. “A great time to hopefully put an L on their record.”
Yes, the odds are very much against the Redskins but they will be a little bit better if Jackson can get back on the field.