Alfred Morris says his bruised ribs are ‘nothing serious’

Running back Alfred Morris left Sunday’s game with bruised ribs. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Tailback Alfred Morris said Monday that the bruised ribs he suffered during the Washington Redskins’ victory Sunday at Oakland were sore but he does not regard the injury as serious.

Morris said the injury was “fine” and added: “I mean, a little tender still but nothing serious so I’m all good.”

According to Morris, X-rays showed no breaks. He said he was hurt earlier during the game before coming out for good and being replaced by backup Roy Helu Jr.

“It was a little tender before at the start of the game,” Morris said. “But it wasn’t nothing that I felt like would take me out of the game so I was like, you know, whatever. I feel like when I fell on that play, it kind of was, like I said, icing on the cake. I had to come out. I said, ‘Yeah, this isn’t something I’m gonna walk off.’ ”

Morris aggravated the injury when being hit later in the game.

“What happened was, after that last run when I hit the ground, somebody landed on me and kind of like arched my body in a weird way,” he said. “It bruised my ribs in doing it. So it’s kind of weird but it happened.”

Morris said he’s not certain how long his recovery will take but he feels fortunate that the Redskins now are on their bye week. They next play Oct. 13 at Dallas.

“It definitely helps out [to] give me a little extra time to recover and get ready for the next opponent,” Morris said. “So even though our bye week is early — nobody likes the early bye week. At the same time, for me, it’s perfect timing.”

Have a Redskins question? E-mail Mike Jones at with the subject line “Mailbag question” for him to answer it in The Mailbag on Tuesday.

What’s ahead:

● Redskins assistant coaches speak with reporters on Tuesday. The next game is 8:30 p.m. Sun. Oct. 13 at Dallas.

More on the Redskins and NFL:

Mike Jones’s five observations from Redskins vs. Raiders

The Outsider: Review of how the offense played | How the defense played

D.C. Sports Bog: Photos of Redskins in the Black Hole | More Bog

The Takeaway: The D earns an A | Wise: It wasn’t pretty, but it was needed

Griffin uses grit to get it done | Amerson’s interception was the spark

Follow: @MikeJonesWaPo | @MarkMaske | @Insider | Insider on Facebook

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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