Strong safety Brandon Meriweather said he hopes to make his season debut Sunday against the Green Bay Packers after he missed Mondayâ€™s season opener with a lingering groin injury that limited him all of last week in practice.
Meriweather spent the offseason working his way back from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 11 of last season. He played in the preseason finale, and didnâ€™t suffer any setbacks to his knee.
But two days later, in the first practice of the regular season, Meriweather injured his groin.
Meriweather tested his groin prior to Monday nightâ€™s game and appeared to move well. The team held him out, however. Meriweather had hoped to play, but accepted the decision.
â€śIf it was up to me, Iâ€™d always play,â€ť Meriweather said. â€śBut, itâ€™s all what coach says.â€ť
Meriweather said Wednesday morning that â€śit feels good. Iâ€™m going to go down there, try to practice and see what they say.â€ť
Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday that he too was hoping to get Meriweather back this week.
â€śI am hoping this week heâ€™ll be ready to go,â€ť Shanahan said. â€śI know heâ€™s ready to go. Heâ€™s been working extremely hard to put himself in position to play well. Iâ€™m just hoping this week he will be ready.â€ť
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â—Ź Robert Griffin III, London Fletcher and Mike Shanahan speak with reporters after todayâ€™s 1 p.m. practice.
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