DeAngelo Hall vows to play against Ravens despite injury

DeAngelo Hall says he’ll play Sunday (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall had his right foot in a protective boot for part of the day Wednesday because of the ankle injury he suffered during Monday night’s triumph over the New York Giants.

But Hall vowed to be in the Redskins’ lineup for Sunday’s home game against the Baltimore Ravens.

“It’s not bad enough to keep me out,” Hall said Wednesday afternoon at Redskins Park. “I’ll definitely be out there Sunday. When I was on crutches, I said that. Just watching some of these other guys battle through so many injuries and things like that, there’s no way I’m not going to be able to suit up and help my team win a game.”

Hall said the injury occurred early in the game Monday night, when his foot was caught beneath a pile of players at the end of a play.

 “The adrenaline was kind of going…. I knew I wasn’t coming out so I didn’t really worry about it<” he said. “The next day, I kind of woke up and couldn’t even walk. So hence, the crutches. But I feel all right. I feel all right. There’s no way I’m not playing in the game. So it’s a non-story.”

Other prominent Redskins players, including linebacker London Fletcher and left tackle Trent Williams, also are playing through injuries. Fletcher and Williams played against the Giants after missing practice time last week, Fletcher with a sprained left ankle and Williams with a thigh bruise. Shanahan said Wednesday he expects Hall, Fletcher and Williams to play against the Ravens. None of them practiced Wednesday.

“There’s a lot of guys in this locker room banged up,” Hall said. “There’s probably a lot of guys in their locker room banged up. That’s the nature of the beast. You’ve just got to go out there and put it out there. Nobody cares how banged up you are. You step on that field, you’ve got to be ready to go.”

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