The Redskins play the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football this week. The team had a short week coming off of Sunday’s rainy, muddy shutout loss to the San Francisco 49ers at FedEx Field.
They left that game with two injuries that could have a big impact vs the Vikings. Montae Nicholson injured his ankle, and has been in a walking boot all week. He was replaced by Troy Apke, who quickly made his presence known by picking off Jimmy Garoppolo. He will start next to Landon Collins if Nicholson is held out this week. Nicholson is officially questionable, but he hasn’t practiced all week.
Adrian Peterson also injured his ankle on Sunday. He told Josina Anderson that he has a grade 1 high ankle sprain, and a grade 2 low ankle sprain. He is confident that he will be good to face his former team on TNF. Peterson is questionable, but reports have been positive about the swelling in his ankle, and he is expected to play.
Chris Thompson misses his second-straight week while he deals with turf toe. With Peterson likely playing, the Redskins will also have Wendell Smallwood and Craig Reynolds available at RB. They will also have FR Michael Burton on the active roster.
Vernon Davis remains in the concussion protocol and will miss his fourth-straight game. Jeremy Sprinkle gets the start at TE again, and Hale Hentges will back him up again. Rookie guard Wes Martin misses his third-straight game with a chest injury. New on the injury report for offense this week is WR Steven Sims Jr. who reportedly injured his toe in practice yesterday.
On defense, Deshazor Everett(ankle) and Josh Harvey-Clemons(hamstring) are out again. Josh Norman missed Sunday’s game with thigh/hand injuries. He didn’t practice again this week and he’s questionable against Kirk Cousins and the Vikings.
Minnesota’s injury list is a little healthier than Washington’s. They only have one player ruled out, but it is a big one for their offense. WR Adam Thielen injured his hamstring on Sunday, and will miss tomorrow’s game.