David Amerson David Amerson warms up before Monday’s practice. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

RICHMOND – Rookie cornerback David Amerson sprained his left thumb during a play during Monday afternoon’s practice and will wear a supportive brace, but doesn’t see his injury as serious.

Amerson, the Redskins’ top draft pick this year – a second-rounder out of N.C. State – suffered the injury while covering tight end Logan Paulsen during a play in the red zone. Both players went up for the pass, but neither could make the catch. Amerson landed on his hand and got up, trying to shake it out as he lined up for the next play. But, seeing Amerson was hurt, coaches sent cornerback Josh Wilson in to take Amerson’s place.

The rookie had an X-ray on the area immediately after practice Monday afternoon, but said Tuesday morning that there are no broken bones in his thumb or wrist.

“It’s just a sprain, so it’s not too serious,” said Amerson, who plays regularly with the first unit. “I’ll be fine.”

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