Redskins enter bye week with a slew of injuries
With a bye week coming up, the Redskins now have a much-needed break to nurse several bumps and bruises that players brought with them back to Washington.
Safety Chris Horton left the game in the first half and appeared on the sidelines in the second half wearing street clothes and a protective walking boot on his right foot. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Horton hurt his ankle.
"I think he's sore," Shanahan said. "I'm not sure. It should be okay in a couple of days. I don't think it's a high sprain or anything like that."
Tight end Chris Cooley also missed significant time in the second half. The team announced that it was back spasms and trainers were stretching his back on the sidelines. Shanahan said after the game Cooley was slowed by a sore ankle as well. In Cooley's place, rookie Logan Paulsen saw playing time in two tight-end packages late in the game, though Cooley did eventually return.
Running back Ryan Torain suffered a strained hamstring late in the first half. He said after the game that he anticipates feeling better in a day or two.
Both of the Redskins' right tackles -- Jammal Brown and Stephon Heyer -- were limited in practice last week. Despite a sore ankle, Heyer got the start over Brown, who's been slowed by his hip.
Heyer played the team's first three offensive possessions and Brown played the next three. They rotated in and out for the entirety of the game.
| October 31, 2010; 7:24 PM ET
Categories: Chris Cooley, Chris Horton, Jammal Brown, Ryan Torain, Stephon Heyer
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