LaRon Landry unlikely to play Sunday
Strong safety LaRon Landry, sidelined the past two games because of an Achilles' tendon injury, is "highly, highly unlikely" to play this week against the New York Giants, Coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday.
Landry, who has worn a walking boot recently, has missed the first two days of practice in preparation for Sunday's game at New Meadowlands Stadium. Shanahan strongly intimated that the Redskins are close to ruling out Landry, but "I don't want to say definitely out, 'cause if he is able to go, obviously, I put myself in some trouble."
Cornerback Carlos Rogers, who has two sore hamstrings, also appears doubtful to play against the NFC East co-leaders. For the second day in a row, Rogers was unable to participate in practice. "I wouldn't rule him out yet," Shanahan said. "It's pretty similar to where he was two weeks ago. Maybe a little less than last week."
Rookie left tackle Trent Williams also sat out practice after injuring his left shoulder at his home, Shanahan said, but Williams is expected to be in the lineup Sunday. "I'm not really sure what happened, but he hurt it at his house," Shanahan said. "He got treatment. I think he'll be okay."
And then there's running back Ryan Torain.
The second-year player, who has a history of injury problems, has not played since the second quarter against Detroit in Week 8, missing three consecutive games because of a lingering hamstring injury. Torain ran on the field but did not practice.
"I'm about ready to strangle Ryan right now because he hasn't come back quite quick enough," Shanahan said, jokingly. "Seriously, we've had some doctors and other people come in and look at him. He's been trying to push himself out there. The player normally knows. I'm not a doctor. I don't pretend to be. And so, when doctors [are] saying, 'Hey, they're ready to go,' trainers feel like they're ready to, the strength is there, then we start working 'em.
"We've got enough things to do besides trying to pretend that we know when a guy's ready to go back in. But our staff, our training staff, does a great job of working these guys out. They get treatment, three or four times a day. And I know a guy like Ryan's biting at the bit. He's been hurt, through most of his career, and he's got an opportunity to show what he can do. And unfortunately, he's not able to come back yet."
| December 2, 2010; 5:10 PM ET
Categories: Carlos Rogers, LaRon Landry, Ryan Torain, Trent Williams
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