DeAngelo Hall carted off with back injury during practice


(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

RICHMOND – Cornerback DeAngelo Hall suffered a back injury during Sunday morning’s practice and had to be carted off the sideline and to the locker room.

Hall took a hard fall, and while on the sideline, his back locked up on him, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. After being helped onto the trainers’ cart, Hall was driven to the locker room, where he received treatment for what is believed to be a bruised back, a team spokesman said.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden is expected to provide a more substantial update later this afternoon.

Hall,  30, is Washington’s starting left cornerback. Tracy Porter took the bulk of the first-team snaps in place of Hall.

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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