Redskins plan to use bye week to heal
Coach Jim Zorn opened his Monday news conference by detailing the long list of injuries. The Redskins are expected to place both left tackle Chris Samuels and tight end Chris Cooley on the season-ending injured-reserve list in the coming days, but there's a long list of other players suffering from bumps and bruises. The team is hoping most will feel better when it reconvenes Monday for practice.
Zorn said at least two could miss the Nov. 8 game at Atlanta. Linebacker H.B. Blades has "a bit of a knee injury," and underwent tests Tuesday. "We'll have more information tomorrow," Zorn said. "Right now it looks like he'll be out for a game, at least. As we go along, we'll figure out" the extent of the injury.
Cornerback Byron Westbrook suffered a similar knee injury, though Zorn didn't have any more details.
"The reason I can't say the whole thing is because I don't know yet," Zorn said. "But we've had an initial findings that they'll probably both be out for at least a week."
Ready for the list of the rest of the battered and bruised? Deep breath...
Cornelius Griffin, (elbow), Phillip Daniels (tendinitis), Stephon Heyer (knee), Clinton Portis (ankle), Albert Haynesworth (ankle), Jason Campbell (ankle), Mike Sellers (ankle). Zorn also mentioned London Fletcher and Jeremy Jarmon as players who emerged from Monday's game with pain. But he's hoping all of those players will benefit from some time off. The team originally had a practice scheduled for Wednesday, but coaches canceled that practice on Tuesday afternoon.
With so many players nursing nagging injuries, for Zorn, the bye week couldn't have come at a better time.
"This is going to be a great break for us," Zorn said. "It will be a chance for us to regroup, heal up, and then start strong again against Atlanta."
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