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Washington Injury Updates: Terry McLaurin OUT, Antonio Gibson returning, Alex Smith still a game-time decision

Washington's offense is going to need someone to step up tom

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We got an Alex Smith injury update before the final Saturday Night Football game, and now we've got updates on the statuses of Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson.

There isn't a lot of good news for the Washington Football Team's offense in these updates. Ian Rapoport reported Alex Smith was sore today as he tries to return from a calf injury that forced him to miss last week's game. He said the optimism that he will play isn't the same as it was earlier in the week, which has been said by other reporters as the week progressed. Smith is still considered a game-time decision, but the team did elevate Steven Montez from the practice squad again. If Smith can't play again, Dwayne Haskins Jr. will start again with Taylor Heinicke and Montez backing him up.

Terry McLaurin hasn't practiced all week and was listed as doubtful. He has been dealing with an ankle injury for the last month, and will now miss his first game according to Adam Schefter. Washington released Dontrelle Inman today, and activated rookie WR Antonio Gandy-Golden from IR. Cam Sims and Steven Sims Jr. will need to step up in McLaurin absence.

We did receive some good news on the injury front. RB Antonio Gibson hasn't played since suffering turf toe 3 weeks ago. He was listed as questionable for tomorrow's game, but is expected to play according to Schefter. Washington will also have J.D. McKissic and Peyton Barber active, and newly signed Lamar Miller if they want to carry 4 RBs.