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Redskins OL Shawn Lauvao could be sidelined


Redskins OL Shawn Lauvao could be sidelined

In addition to being without cornerback DeAngelo Hall for a few weeks, the Redskins also might be minus offensive lineman Shawn Lauvao for “a little bit of time.”

The starting left guard suffered a lateral sprain of his left ankle in the first quarter of Thursday’s loss to the Giants. He was carted from the sideline to the locker room and did not return.

“He had swelling this morning [and] some strength loss,” Coach Jay Gruden said. “I think he’s got a chance to miss a little bit of time.”

Lauvao’s backup, Josh LeRibeus, missed some reps at MetLife Stadium, as well, and is listed as day-to-day. Gruden said the hope is that LeRibeus will return to practice on Wednesday.

Meantime, right tackle Morgan Moses battled a mild MCL sprain in his right knee and a right elbow hyperextension but should be okay.

The biggest concern, Gruden said, is Lauvao, who had played very well in the Redskins’ first two games.

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Reuben Foster believed to be lost for 2019 with major knee, leg injury, per source

Reuben Foster believed to be lost for 2019 with major knee, leg injury, per source

Redskins officials fear that linebacker Reuben Foster has torn the ACL in his left knee, sources tell NBC Sports Washington.

Additionally, there is concern about a more significant injury that could include the artery in his left leg, sources said. 

Foster went down on his first snap in a non-contact drill during OTAs on Monday after stepping on the leg of guard Tyler Catalina. Immediately, Foster fell to the ground, and it was obvious he was in intense pain. He was audibly screaming and crying while writhing in pain on the field. 

Moments later, the Redskins medical staff rushed out to Foster, and within a matter of minutes, his leg was placed into a stabilizing device. He was then helped onto a cart and wheeled off the practice field. 

After practice, Jay Gruden said the team was unsure of Foster's prognosis but did say, "I’m just very disappointed in what happened in his first rep as a Redskin. He runs through the gap and gets injured."

The Redskins took a major public relations hit by signing Foster last fall, and the team's belief was that his play on the field would be worth the controversy that enveloped his signing. Foster won't be playing in 2019, but remains under contract for 2020, and Washington will have the option to keep him in 2021. 


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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott handcuffed by police at Vegas music festival

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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott handcuffed by police at Vegas music festival

LAS VEGAS -- Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival.

Police Officer Laura Meltzer said Monday that the 23-year-old running back was detained briefly early Saturday during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Cellphone video posted by celebrity website TMZ appeared to show Elliott speaking with a woman and then with several security and event staff members, including one who falls backward over a metal parking area barricade.

Elliott's attorney, Frank Salzano in New York, told TMZ that event security misconstrued the situation and overreacted and that Elliott left Las Vegas for Dallas after the incident to be at his youth football camp Sunday.

Salzano didn't immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.