Redskins tight end Jordan Reed still dealing with nagging, painful toe issue as season starts, @Rapsheet writeshttps://t.co/Tu4DEVfwYx pic.twitter.com/BK3TIUd50W— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) September 10, 2017
Washington WR Jamison Crowder, listed as questionable with a hip injury, is expected to play Sunday vs Eagles, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2017
The injury that kept Redskins TE Jordan Reed out of training camp and most of the preseason this year was described as a toe sprain. Reed went to a foot specialist during camp to get further evaluation on the painful issue. He returned to the field in the third preseason game vs the Bengals and caught two passes for 12 yards. Reed is expected to start today vs the Eagles in the season opener, but he will still be dealing with the toe injury.
Ian Rapoport reports that the injury is actually a fracture in his big toe, and Reed will be dealing with this as the season opens.
Sources say the mysterious toe ailment that Reed has been battling is actually a fracture in his big toe, one that forced adjustment to the way he runs.
That, in turn, has caused issues in other parts of his foot and helps explain why he was slow to get on the field in training camp.
In better news Jamison Crowder and Spencer Long are both expected to start today for the Redskins. Crowder showed up on the injury list on Thursday with a hip flexor issue. Jay Gruden said the team would evaluate it, but Crowder didn’t even know he was on the injury list and expects to play. Spencer Long is returning from knee surgery a few weeks ago and participated in practice all week. Ryan Anderson has missed the last three preseason games with a stinger that has limited his strength. He practiced this week, but isn’t expected to play much if he is active.
Today will also mark the regular season debut for OLB Junior Galette who has been sidelined by Achilles injuries that last two offseasons. Galette played in on preseason game this year, his first time on the field with the Redskins. Josh Doctson is also a full go for today’s game. Doctson missed most of his rookie year while dealing with Achilles issues. The Redskins will need him on the field after the loss of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon to free agency, and Washington only keeping 5 WRs on the roster this year.