One of the greatest streaks in sports today is in jeopardy. London Fletcher has appeared in 231 consecutive games for in his NFL career and that could all come to an end this week against the Steelers.
Due to a hamstring injury that kept him out of much of the second half against the Giants, Fletcher has been limited in practice. The Washington Post has more.
The report states that the Redskins linebacker's hamstring was sore and he did not compete in drills in practice yesterday, but was on the field observing practice.
Like stated above, Fletcher has appeared in 231 straight games and has always been an integral part of the Redskins defense since arrived several years ago. If Fletcher is not able to go on Sunday, Lorenzo Alexander will likely assume the middle linebacker role against the Steelers. Alexander took over for Fletcher when he went down against the Giants.
I, however, feel that Fletcher will play against the Steelers. He is as tough as they come and the Redskins could just be limiting him practice to make sure that he will be ready to go against the Steelers.
If hamstring injuries aren't handle correctly, they could keep a player out for a few weeks. The Redskins want to make sure that there team leader is ready to go against one of their toughest tests of the season. While the Steelers may not boast the NFL's best record, let's keep in mind that these are the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Source: Washington Post