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Alexander, Bowen limited by injuries in practice

Redskins’ linebacker Lorenzo Alexander is tackled as he returns a fumble by Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (Ricky Carioti/Washington Post)


Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander was a limited participant in the Redskins’ practice Wednesday after suffering a shoulder injury during Sunday’s win at Cleveland. Alexander wore a yellow practice jersey and was barred from contact but said he intends to play this weekend at Philadelphia.

Alexander, the Redskins’ special teams captain, had a pinched nerve in his right shoulder and said he temporarily lost feeling in his arm Sunday.

“After about two minutes, the feeling in my arm did come back,” Alexander said. “The strength wasn’t there. But you have to go out and lay it out for the team. Guys are depending on you to go out there and make plays, and that’s something you’ve got to do. There’s a whole bunch of guys in here that are hurt and dealing with different injuries at this time.”

Defensive end Stephen Bowen was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice. According to Coach Mike Shanahan, Bowen has a torn tendon in his upper left biceps.

“He can play with that,” Shanahan said. “It’s pretty painful right now. But people have played with that. Now, if it was the lower part of the bicep, he would be out. He’d have surgery.”

Linebacker London Fletcher did not practice Wednesday as he continues to deal with a sprained ankle. Linebacker Rob Jackson was absent from Wednesday’s practice because of the birth of a child, according to Shanahan.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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