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Posted at 1:38 PM ET, 11/22/2010

Redskins suffered a trainer injury in Tennessee

By Dan Steinberg

Before Sunday's game, the Redskins were down several starters because of injury, including LaRon Landry, Carlos Rogers and Artis Hicks.

During pre-game warmups, they lost Chad Simpson.

And during the game, they lost Casey Rabach, Lorenzo Alexander, Clinton Portis, Anderson Russell, Derrick Dockery, Kedric Golston and -- for a time -- DeAngelo Hall and Santana Moss.

Still, the weirdest part of an accursed day might have come when the team was emerging from an already costly first half with what healthy players they could muster. Then, the dreaded halftime injury.

"It was unbelievable," Chris Cooley said on Comcast SportsNet's Post Game Live. "We actually got to the second half, and Casey Rabach -- who was hurt -- came up to me and said our athletic trainer fell down coming out of the tunnel and I think he tore his ACL. So we were short trainers to take care of guys, too, today. That happens. It's unbelievable."

No, Cooley wasn't joking. The team really lost one of its trainers to a knee injury during halftime of Sunday's game. But there's no sense crying over ruptured ligaments, or whatever. Next trainer up.

"Logan Paulsen was our next offensive lineman to go into the game," Cooley said, speaking of the team's third tight end. "I said have you ever played guard before? Have you went over it? He said 'No. But I think it's pretty easy. You just run what way they call the hole.' "

Thankfully, Paulsen's services were never needed on the offensive line.

(Image via Mister Irrelevant.)

By Dan Steinberg  | November 22, 2010; 1:38 PM ET
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Possibly first to say that Logan Paulsen at Guard is not a positive thought. How about Albert at Guard? - cut blocks by just falling down.

Posted by: crimson999 | November 22, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

the last paragraph is hilarious

Posted by: goose33 | November 22, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Awesome stuff. Except for, you know, all the pain and injuries.

Posted by: mkremnitzer0 | November 22, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

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