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Fletcher Says He Could Be Game-Time Decision

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

MLB London Fletcher was back in a boot to protect his injured left foot yesterday, a day after he recorded a team-high 11 unassisted tackles in the Redskins' 23-7 loss to the New York Giants.

"I'm hurting," Fletcher said. "It's not as much pain, but it's a significant amount of swelling. I compare it to a pregnant woman's foot."

Fletcher, who did not practice last week, said he is probably a game-time decision for Sunday's game at Baltimore.

"I didn't do any damage to it," he said. "It's just a matter of getting the swelling down and hoping some of the pain will continue to subside after we get further away from the initial injury."

· FEELING GOOD: DT Anthony Montgomery fared well in his return to the lineup against the Giants after sitting out recently because of a right Achilles' tendon injury.

"It felt good just to be back out there," said Montgomery, who had a sack. "I never had to miss time like that because of an injury. That was just frustrating, so you want to put it behind you as fast as you can."

Montgomery experienced stiffness at halftime but "was able to push through and finish. It got better as soon as I was able to warm up again. I think it's going to be okay."

· OTHER INJURIES: RB Clinton Portis probably will miss practice most of the week, with his neck "really sore," according to Coach Jim Zorn. Portis's knee is holding up well, Zorn said, but a decision on whether he will play on Sunday may come near the end of the week. . . .

CB Shawn Springs aggravated his torn calf muscle in the game and has been limping. Zorn said it's a matter of keeping the muscle as warm as possible, but with Springs playing mostly in nickel formations and not on the field much, it acted up. . . .

LT Chris Samuels's knee got "worse and worse" as the game went on, Zorn said, but he is expected to play again. . . .

DT Cornelius Griffin came through the game "okay" with his shoulder problem, Zorn said. . . .

LB Marcus Washington is likely out another week with his high-ankle sprain, Zorn said. . . .

DT Kedric Golston (bone spurs) said he is feeling better but does not know about his status for Sunday's game.

"It's not as sore as it was last week, but we just have to give it more time," Golston said. "I want to see what happens this week with some aggressive rehab."

-- Jason La Canfora, Jason Reid and Barry Svrluga

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