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Injuries, Schmingeries

Okay, here's the update. Sorry it took so long,. My flight got cancelled had to make a crazy connection in NYC and got to The Park just before Joe did his thing. Wow, was that a presser.

So here's the top of tomorrow's notebook. Basically, everybody on the roster is hurt right now:

The Redskins' two most dynamic offensive cogs, running back Clinton Portis and receiver Santana Moss both sustained injuries in Sunday's loss, and are among a growing contingent of hurting players entering the bye week. Washington's offense has been erratic even with Portis and Moss, but, at 2-5, and with Dallas upcoming in Week 9, losing them would be another significant blow.

Portis wore a walking cast on his left ankle yesterday, with what the team is calling a high ankle sprain. Moss has a strained left hamstring. Neither is expected to participate in the two days of practice this week before players depart for the extended weekend off. Quarterback Mark Brunell has a strained rib muscle and could miss practice today as well, said Bubba Tyer, director of sports medicine, and receiver Antwaan Randle El is nursing a sore heel.

Starting linebacker Lemar Marshall (ankle sprain) and defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin (hip) both missed Sunday's game but are expected to return to practice next Monday, coach Joe Gibbs said, while starting cornerback Carlos Rogers missed the game with a broken thumb, but had his cast removed and is likely to return to practice next week.

Overall, Tyer said the severity of most of the injuries does not appear to be extreme, but it is too soon to project the players' status for the next game.

"We'll see later in the week how they're doing," Tyer said.

Moss declined to comment on his injury, and Portis says he is looking forward to his bye-week vacation.

"I'm getting the hell away from here," Portis said. "I know when he says we can go, I'm out of here."

That's all I got. Time to see Lauren and Chloe, haven';t been home since Saturday morning. I promise to do better tomorrow.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 23, 2006; 6:34 PM ET
 
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