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Full Redskins injury report: Riley out, six are questionable

Dec 5, 2015, 3:11 PM EDT


Injury report for Redskins vs. Cowboys



S Trenton Robinson (hamstring)He was able to get out on the practice field earlier this week but he tweaked the hamstring again and the team decided to put him on the shelf. He could revert to injured reserve if he clears waivers.


ILB Perry Riley (foot)—For the second straight Thursday the Redskins suffered a devastating practice injury. A week after losing Chris Culliver for the season they lost Riley for at least a few weeks and perhaps the remainder of the regular season. He suffered a stress fracture in his right foot. After surgery to insert a pin he will be out for three to six weeks. Mason Foster is likely to start in his place, given the shaky injury status of Keenan Robinson (see below).

Questionable (50% chance player will play)

TE Derek Carrier (ankle/Achilles)—He went out early in the Giants game with what Gruden described as both a high ankle sprain and an Achilles injury. It won’t be surprising if he misses another week or two. Je’Ron Hamm will be active in his place. It’s possible that Tom Compton and Ty Nsekhe will get some snaps at tight end.

LB Keenan Robinson (shoulder)—Robinson has missed the last three games with a variety of upper body injuries. His possible absence and the loss of Riley could force the Redskins to sign an inside linebacker. Mason Foster could start in Robinson’s place even if he is active.

CB Deshazor Everett (hamstring)—He was out of the Giants game and he watched Quinton Dunbar have quite a game playing snaps that could have been his. If he is ready to go after being limited in practice all week he could be active in place of either Dunbar if he can’t play or Deshaun Phillips.

CB Quinton Dunbar (finger)—He suffered a nasty finger dislocation in the third quarter against the Giants. Gruden said that he expects him to play, saying “it’s a finger”. Assuming the trainers are confident in their ability to protect the finger he should be good to go.

WR Andre Roberts (knee)—He played against the Giants but he showed up on the injury report with an inflamed knee. Rashad Ross could be active in his place.

RB Chris Thompson—Thompson suffered a sprained AC joint during the Giants game and was limited in practice.

Probable (virtually certain will play)

S Dahson Goldson (wrist/hamstring/knee)—Goldson has been limited in practice all week to give him a break from what appear to be some nagging, mounting injuries.

Also listed as probable are S Dashon Goldson, DE Jason Hatcher (knee), DE Chris Baker (illness), C Josh LeRibeus (elbow/shoulder), CB Will Blackmon (shoulder hip), DB DeAngelo Hall (toe), NT Terrance Knighton (cluster headaches).

  1. goback2rfk - Dec 5, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Next Man Up Mentality. The injuries have been a tough one this year for sure. Hate to see Riley go especially after it looked like he was starting to turn his play around. Seems like everyone has been hurt some this year.
    Not many London Fletcher type players on this squad.
    I still think with the injuries we will still wax the Dallas Cowboys a$$. Cowgirls are in for a beating. A really bad domestic violence type beating. I see the Skins blowing the Girls out on prime-time and Cousins securing his big contract for next season with another solid performance.

    Skins 34
    Girls 19

    • jonevans511 - Dec 5, 2015 at 8:08 PM

      Don’t get over confident though, goback. I like where your heads at and I too think we should take the W, but it’s a division game late in the season- in primetime. We haven’t played consistently well in any of those areas in recent memory, and while I won’t buy in to the “Skins are afraid of prime time games” crap I will say they’ve looked really unprepared during some of the nationally televised games.

      As much as the Cowboys have struggled at times this year, they haven’t gotten blown out by teams any more than we have if we’re being honest. Despite their issues at QB and whatever else is going on inside that awful organization they’ve been smoked by two teams- Pats and Panthers (Falcons you could argue too, though I seem to remember that game was close for most of it). All I’m saying is we can’t take this team lightly or have one huge mistake late like the punt return against Miami, and as long as we execute well in all three phases we should grab the win.

      • goback2rfk - Dec 5, 2015 at 8:27 PM

        I am somewhat concerned the Skins may not be able to stop the Cowgirls rushing attack. We have not been great stopping the run and I know the Girls are going to keep the ball on the ground to help Cassell out.
        We will see, but I got a feeling we will hand it to them on Monday night.

    • dcfaninecuador - Dec 6, 2015 at 9:16 AM

      Seriously? “A really bad domestic violence type beating”? Your metaphor sucks and if it’s a attempt at humor, it sucks even more.

      • goback2rfk - Dec 6, 2015 at 1:10 PM

        As Stevie Johnson would say, “Why so Serious?!”

        • dcfaninecuador - Dec 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM

          …because domestic violence is NEVER NOT SERIOUS!!!

      • Trey Gregory - Dec 7, 2015 at 1:35 AM

        @dcfan: I was thinking the exact same thing. This was probably one of the guys giving Greg Hardy crap for the “guns blazing” or comments about Tom Brady’s wife.

  2. abanig - Dec 5, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Been a lot of injuries on this team this year. Riley’s injury is the most devastating injury since Djax’s injury in week 1. Riley was really playing well at ILB since Will Compton was inserted at starting mike linebacker 3 weeks ago.

    • Trey Gregory - Dec 7, 2015 at 1:42 AM

      I don’t like holding guy’s pasts against them too much. Riley has been so bad in the past, but truly was playing much better. So I’m not questioning how devistating his injury was.

      Still, Culliver being in and out of the lineup hurt us a lot. I was pretty crushed when I found out he tore his ACL. He’s been hurt, thus hasn’t been playing like himself, for a while now. But our secondary woes have been really devistating. Having Culliver and Breeland both healthy (relevant to the time of year) and on the field really changed the dynamic of this defense.

      Reed being out for a shot time hurt us a lot too.

      But I still personally think Lavaou was the most devistating for me. Completely changed our run game when he went out. We obviously haven’t been able to replace that production. Riley has just been so bad in the past, and we had such a small sample size, that I was waiting for him to implode again. Either than or I’m hoping we’ve really coached our linebackers up and his replacement will come in and do well. Robinson should still be our best ILB, even though he has struggled this year. Hopefully he comes back, and gets back on track, and it’s all good.

    • firesnyder - Dec 7, 2015 at 1:13 PM

      Is that Shake and Baker?

  3. Skulb - Dec 5, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    If Gruden and his people get the team through this season without everything collapsing they should all get medals. It’s like a bomb has gone off in the defensive huddle every single week here. Archives

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