Thursday, September 20, 2012

Redskins Injury Updates

A few key Redskins are expected to be back in action this coming week against the Bengals. For the complete story, read Mark Maske's post for the Washington Post.

Brandon Meriweather and Pierre Garcon could be returning the game field as soon as this week. Meriweather has been out since preseason with a knee injury. He was expected to be a starter for the Redskins and they certainly need his Pro-Bowl ability this weekend against AJ Green and Andy Dalton.

Garcon injured his foot early in the Redskins regular season opener against the Saints. Prior to his injury, Garcon already had nine catches for over 100 yards and one touchdown. He is the Redskins number receiver and he and Robert Griffin III really have a connection going early in their time together.

Both Garcon and Meriweather have been limited this week in practice.

Cornerback Josh Wilson was classified with a concussion following the week two loss to the Rams. He has since been cleared by the Redskins training staff and I expect that he will play this weekend. Wilson had a fumble recovery for a touchdown against the Rams.

Tight end Fred Davis also suffered a concussion against the Rams. While it was not made public when exactly he got his concussion, he likely suffered it in the second half when he was hit helmet-to-helmet while trying to catch a pass. It was an illegal hit that was not called by the referees. Anyways, he has also been cleared to play on Sunday.

The Redskins lost Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker for the season this past week against the Rams, as well. Orakpo suffered a torn pectoral muscle and Carriker a torn quad within the first five minutes of the game. Jarvis Jenkins and Rob Jackson are both expected to fill in for those two. Markus White was also signed to help out on defense.

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Source: Washington Post