Redskins’ Brian Orakpo not concerned about thigh injury

August 16, 2013

Brian Orakpo did not practice Friday, the day after suffering a bruised thigh. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

RICHMOND – Redskins linebacker Brain Orakpo was held out of the final practice of training camp on Friday while nursing a bruised thigh, but he expressed optimism that he will not be sidelined for a significant amount of time.

“I’m good. I’m real good. Just stuff, you get nicked up in camp, so just precaution. You’ve got to be smart,” Orakpo said. “I’m not sure what the staff wants, but we’ll figure it out. It’s a day-to-day process with this. I had a knee to the quad, so once it calms down, we’ll see where we’re at.”

Orakpo suffered the injury while trying to defend a running play in Thursday’s practice. Guard Adam Gettis inadvertently kneed the linebacker in the right quad.

Orakpo watched Friday’s practice, and spent much of it riding the stationary bike at the edge of the field.

He jogged off the field following the final huddle break and to the locker room.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that Orakpo hasn’t yet been ruled out for Monday’s preseason game against Pittsburgh.

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What’s ahead:

● Washington hosts the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday at 8 p.m. in their first game of the preseason at FedEx Field.

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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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