Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he is hoping to have both starting strong safety LaRon Landry and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo on the field this week when his team hosts the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Orakpo sprained his right ankle early in Sunday’s season opener against the New York Giants, but returned to play most of the rest of the game.
Afterwards, the third-year pro said he expected to be fine despite some lingering soreness.
Landry missed most of the last week of practice with a strained hamstring, but did some jogging prior to Sunday’s season opener. That seemed to suggest that the strong safety at least hadn’t had any setbacks, but Shanahan said he would continue to be evaluated in the hopes that he could soon return to action.
“I hope he’s ready to go,” Shanahan said of Landry. “I think Rak sprained his ankle and we’ll see how he’s doing. Obviously, we’re not going to get into all the injuries, but we’ll see what they can do. Hopefully they are ready.”