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Redskins vs Cardinals Injury Report; Riley and Clark Not Practicing, Jordan Reed Ready?

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The Redskins had their final practice before travelling to Arizona.

Bob Levey

Another week, and another long injury list for the Washington Redskins.  We have 14 players on this week's list, the same amount as the previous week, but we are on another short week.  The team also has to travel west this week to play the Arizona Cardinals.  A cross country game on a short week is not the best time to get healthy, but the Redskins have a lot of key players that need to heal up quickly.

Robert Griffin III returned to the practice field on Wednesday, and worked on the side with the other injured players.  He is still weeks away from returning to the lineup, and the coaches have not given a firm timetable for his return.

Three other players did not practice today.  Ryan Clark injured both ankles in the Monday night game vs the Seahawks and has not practiced all week.  He will be a gametime decision, but Coach Gruden said that due to his experience in the league, he will be good to go even with no practice...if he's ready.

Perry Riley, Jr sprained his MCL against the Seahawks, and there is a chance he will not be able to play Sunday vs the Cardinals.  Riley was wearing a brace at practice today, and limping noticeably. Gruden has already said that Will Compton will be his replacement in the lineup if he is unable to play.

And our Injury Report All-Star is OUT again on Sunday after not practicing all week.  Tracy Porter re-injured his hamstring in the Giants game, and said today that it was not as bad as the original injury.  See you next week Tracy!

Brian Orakpo was able to practice on a limit basis for the first time all week after injuring his ankle against the Seahawks.  He plans on playing this week, but is still listed as questionable.

LT Trent Williams has been limited at practice for the last two days after not practicing on Wednesday.  He injured his knee last week against the Giants, but was able to play against Seattle.  He seemed to re-injure his knee on Monday, but returned to the game.  His knee was wrapped tightly for extra stability during the game.  Earlier this week, Jay Gruden said there's a chance he could miss the game Sunday, but he played this week in the same situation.

TE Jordan Reed has been limited all week, and still hasn't had a full practice with the team since injuring his hamstring Week 1.  Gruden and Reed are both hoping to have Reed back in the lineup this Sunday.  He is listed as questionable and will be a gametime decision.

Seven players were listed on the injury report today, but were able to fully practice all week.  DE Kedric Golston and S Trenton Robinson were the only ones who weren't active last week.  Golston has had a groin injury that has caused him to miss most of the season, but he should be returning this week.  Trenton Robinson had a high-ankle sprain 2 weeks ago, and could also return this week if he practices fully all week.

The other players listed were Jason Hatcher(hamstring), Frank Kearse(thigh), Shawn Lauvao(knee), Polumbus(finger), and Akeem Jordan(knee).  Polumbus was the only player injured on Monday when he dislocated his finger and missed a handful of snaps.  All five of them should be ready on to play on Sunday.

Washington Redskins

Player

Injury

Wednesday Practice

Thursday Practice

Friday Practice

Game Status

QB Robert Griffin III

Ankle

Out

Out

Out

Out

FS Ryan Clark

Ankle

DNP

DNP

DNP

Questionable

OLB Brian Orakpo

Ankle

DNP

DNP

Limited

Questionable

CB Tracy Porter

Hamstring

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

ILB Perry Riley, Jr.

Knee

DNP

DNP

DNP

Questionable

Trent Williams

Knee

DNP

Limited

Limited

Questionable

TE Jordan Reed

Hamstring

Limited

Limited

Limited

Questionable

DE Kedric Golston

Groin

Full

Full

Full

Probable

DE Jason Hatcher

Hamstring

Full

Full

Full

Probable

ILB Akeem Jordan

Knee

Full

Full

Full

Probable

DE Frank Kearse

Thigh

Full

Full

Full

Probable

OG Shawn Lauvao

Knee

Full

Full

Full

Probable

OT Tyler Polumbus

Finger

Full

Full

Full

Probable

S Trenton Robinson

Ankle

Full

Full

Full

Probable

RB Andre Ellington, and CB Patrick Peterson were listed as limited on Wednesday, and both are listed as probable for Sunday's game.  Peterson was a full go the last two days, but Ellington has been limited all week with a foot injury

The biggest question mark for Sunday's game is who will get the nod at quarterback with their top 2 QBs both limited all week.  Carson Palmer is fighting a shoulder injury that has kept him out for the last few weeks.

Drew Stanton got a concussion last week, and was cleared to throw and do some physical activity on Wednesday.  He is still not cleared from the NFL concussion protocol, and will have to take part in a full speed practice this week to have a chance to play.  That leaves rookie QB Logan Thomas as the only healthy QB on the roster.  The team also signed QB Dennis Dixon to their practice squad this week.

DE Calais Campbell, LB Glenn Carson, and TE Troy Niklas have all been ruled out for Sunday's game.

Arizona Cardinals

Player

Injury

Wednesday Practice

Thursday Practice

Friday Practice

Game Status

DE Calais Campbell

Knee

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

LB Glenn Carson

Ankle

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

G Paul Fanaka

Ankle/Calf

DNP

DNP

Limited

Questionable

TE Troy Niklas

Ankle

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

CB Justin Bethel

Shoulder

Limited

Full

Full

Probable

RB Andre Ellington

Foot

Limited

Limited

Limited

Probable

QB Carson Palmer

Shoulder

Limited

Limited

Limited

Questionable

CB Patrick Peterson

Ankle

Limited

Full

Full

Probable

QB Drew Stanton

Concussion

Limited

Limited

Limited

Questionable

LB Kenny Demens

Back

Not Listed

Full

Full

Probable