Redskins wide receiver Andre Roberts missed practice on Thursday and could require surgery on his knee, Coach Jay Gruden said.
“It might be a meniscus issue right there,” Gruden said. “We’re just trying to see if he can finish the season with it, or if he has to go have surgery. We’ll make that determination shortly.”
Roberts was able to practice a little on Wednesday but was list as ‘did not participate’ on Thursday. Gruden said Roberts has already had an MRI and the medical staff is in the process of going over the results.
“He’s just been a little sore,” Gruden said. “It’s something that he may be able to play with. I don’t know the extent of the injury. I think he’s going to get it checked again today.”
Roberts has missed the past two games with the injury. If he does, indeed, opt for surgery, it would not have much of an impact on the Redskins' offense. The 27-year-old currently owns career lows in receptions (11), receiving yards (135) and touchdowns (0).
Roberts, however, is not Gruden's only injury concern.
Defensive end Jason Hatcher (neck/knee), wide receiver DeSean Jackson (need), safety Jeron Johnson (hamstring), Keenan Robinson (shoulder) and running back Chris Thompson (shoulder) were all limited in practice.
“If you’re limited there’s a going to be a concern,” Gruden said. "We’re obviously hopeful with Hatcher and DeSean. DeSean ran around pretty good in individual, did a couple team reps.”
Gruden added: “Jeron is probably doing the least out of anybody right now. He’s still trying to get that hamstring stronger. Keenan has been practicing a lot. He dressed last week so he should be okay, I would think. Chris is really the wild card. I don’t know [about him]. Without doing any contact drills, it’s hard to know about Chris.”
Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams, meanwhile, was full-go after being limited on Wednesday.