DeJon Gomes on the field for Redskins practice, Tyler Polumbus not present early

December 26, 2012

Redskins safety DeJon Gomes is nursing a sprained MCL.

Safety DeJon Gomes was on the field as the Redskins began practice Wednesday. But right tackle Tyler Polumbus wasn’t seen during the portion of the session open to reporters.

Gomes suffered a second-degree MCL sprain during Sunday’s game against Philadelphia. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Gomes would be evaluated on a day-by-day basis. It wasn’t clear how heavy a workload Gomes was able to handle because only the first 20 minutes of the session are open to the media.

Polumbus, meanwhile, missed Sunday’s game a week after suffering a concussion that knocked him out of most of Washington’s game at Cleveland the previous week. He practiced in a limited capacity at times last week, but was ruled out of the game against Philadelphia after waking up with lingering symptoms.

Shanahan said Monday that Polumbus would be evaluated either Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning before a determination was made on his availability.

Shanahan will provide an update on each player’s status later Wednesday afternoon.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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