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Some major injury concerns for Redskins' most important game of the season

Some major injury concerns for Redskins' most important game of the season

The Redskins are going into their most important game of the season with some major injury question marks.

Of primary concern were LB Su’a Cravens (upper arm), S Donte Whitner (quad), and CB Quinton Dunbar (concussion), all of whom were out of today’s practice, and TE Jordan Reed (shoulder) who was limited.

Jay Gruden did not seem to optimistic about the prospects of Cravens or Whitner being able to play against the Giants on Sunday. If they win, they are likely to be in the playoffs. If they lose, they will be eliminated.

Asked about the potential for Cravens being available Sunday, Gruden said, “It’s not looking good.”

He said the exact same thing about Whitner. Gruden said earlier this week that the plan was to have Cravens play safety on Whitner’s place if Whitner couldn’t go. Obviously if Cravens isn’t available that plan would be out the window.

Gruden seemed to be slightly more optimistic regarding Reed’s availability.

“He had a good day today,” he said. “He did a little bit more. He was more involved, so that’s a good sign.”

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—RB Rob Kelley (knee) was limited in practice. In the locker room after practice he told CSN  that he should be ready to go on Sunday.

—Not practicing was DE Chris Baker (ankle) but at this point there is little doubt that he will be able to play against the Giants.

—WR DeSean Jackson, who missed most of the second half of the Bears game last Saturday with a jaw contusion, was a full go at today’s practice.

—Also limited were OLB Trent Murphy (foot), ILB Will Compton (knee), C Spencer Long (ankle), OLB Ryan Kerrigan (elbow), ILB Martrell Spaight (shoulder), and OT Vinston Painter (calf)

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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.

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