Fletcher Rests Foot, but Expected to Be Ready to Play Eagles

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Coach Jim Zorn addressed the injuries facing the Washington Redskins yesterday leading up to Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

LB London Fletcher is not practicing because of his injured foot but is expected to play.

RT Jon Jansen is expected to test his sprained knee at the end of the week and put some weight on it, but Zorn said if he is not able to practice regularly this week then he would not play.

LB Marcus Washington has been out a month with a high-ankle sprain and began light work yesterday at practice, but "it looked like his first day back," Zorn said.

DT Cornelius Griffin (shoulder) looks like he will play.

S Chris Horton (shoulder) looked good at practice, Zorn said, and might be able to play.

ยท SAMUELS ON MEND: T Chris Samuels said he expects to be out at least five to six months as he recovers from surgery last week to repair a right triceps that was 50 percent torn.

Samuels, who hopes to be cleared for full contact by the start of training camp, said, "I've got a long, hard recovery."

He added he is hopeful about his elbow recovery and said the injury was not nearly as severe as the tear Randy Thomas suffered last year.

Samuels, who had been bothered by knee problems, also underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee, a more routine procedure to "clean up" a cartilage problem, he said. It is, however, the third scope of his knee.

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