By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG
Looking over the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks injury reports, the first thing you notice is the number of players listed. Starting Wednesday, there were 36 players between the two. For both teams, that’s a tough way to start the week.
For Seattle, the defense seems to be the most beat up, causing panic in the fan base. The 3 premiere members of the Legion of Boom, corner back Richard Sherman, and safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas, were all listed. Sherman practiced this week and will play, with Chancellor questionable for Sunday but expected to play. Thomas was ruled out for Sunday’s game.
Linebacker Bobby Wagner is listed with a hamstring injury and is questionable for Sunday. Defensive end Michael Bennett seems to still be fighting his foot injury but will play, and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has an oblique injury, and is considered questionable for the game. Wagner and Richardson will both be game time decisions.
WR Tanner McEvoy was the only offensive player listed on today’s report. He is questionable for Sunday.
Moving to Washington’s report, their list is substantial but many players were able to practice at least in a limited capacity. This is the only good news for a team who has already lost many important players to season ending injuries.
The Redskins will be without defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis who had hand surgery this week. Head coach Jay Gruden isn’t sure when Ioannidis will return. He may be able to play in a cast in a few weeks.
The offensive line took the biggest hit this week. Tackles Ty Nsekhe, Trent Williams, guards Shawn Lauvao and Brandon Scherff, and center Spencer Long all missed practice this week. Luavao has been listed as out for Sunday, while the other three have all been declaired doubtful for the game against the Seahawks.
Washington is also missing 2 tight ends this week. Jordan Reed has a hamstring injury and Niles Paul is in the concussion protocol. Neither will play on Sunday. Wide receiver Jamison Crowder is also fighting a hamstring injury and is listed as doubtful.
Good news for fans, DeAngelo Hall spoke with media and said he expects to be activated off the PUP list and is hoping to see the field this Sunday.
Here are the full reports for both teams.
It is mid season and both these teams are feeling the injury bug. We will see on Sunday which team can work through those injuries to get the win.
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