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The Redskins have lost a key reserve for an extended period of time.

Jay Gruden announced Thursday that backup tackle Ty Nsekhe has undergone surgery to repair a core muscle. He will be out for three to six weeks.

Nsekhe has proven to be a very valuable swing tackle. Last year he filled in for left tackle Trent Williams while he was suspended for four games and the offense performed well.

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While Nsekhe is sidelined, T.J. Clemmings, a third-year veteran the Redskins claimed off of waivers from the Vikings on September 3, will be the swing tackle.

He started 31 games in two seasons in Minnesota.

The Redskins are still trying to get some of their other injured players healthy. Limited in practice on Thursday were TE Jordan Reed (rib/sternum), RB Rob Kelley (rib), LB Mason Foster (shoulder), and DE Matt Ioannidis (shoulder).

Reed, Kelley, and Foster all were injured in Week 2 against the Rams and all three were inactive during the win over the Raiders last Sunday.

With the game on Monday, the Redskins have an extra day to try to get the injured players back into action.

Reed is the key player the Redskins likely will need if they are going to upset the 3-0 Chiefs.

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“He felt better today, did more team stuff today,” said Gruden when asked about Reed. “But we will have to wait and see.”

Ioannidis suffered a rotator cuff sprain against the Raiders. Gruden was hopeful that the second-year player, who has developed into a key member of the defensive line, will be able to play on Monday.

CB Josh Norman (shoulder), RB Samaje Perine (hand), and S Montae Nicholson (shoulder) were full participants in practice.

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