Jamison Crowder is unlikely to practice before Friday, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said Monday, as the wide receiver continues to deal with an ankle injury that kept him from playing in Sunday’s 23-17 win over the Panthers.
Crowder didn’t practice last week and had a medical scooter parked next to his locker. Maurice Harris started in his place against Carolina.
Gruden also listed running back Chris Thompson (rib/knee), guard Shawn Lauvao (calf) and safety Troy Apke (hamstring) as day-to-day. Lauvao has missed the last three games, while Apke hasn’t played since the season opener. Thompson missed the Panthers game, his first absence of the season.
Chase Roullier has started at guard and backup Tony Bergstrom has taken over at center in Lauvao’s absence. Gruden said Lauvao had some fluid drained, and the hope is that will relieve some of the pain he’s dealing with. Lauvao practiced for the first time since the injury last Thursday on a limited basis, but was back out Friday.
Right guard Brandon Scherff aggravated an injury to the medial collateral ligament in his knee during the Panthers game, but did not miss a single snap.
Rookie cornerback Danny Johnson suffered a fractured ulna in his right forearm and was in a cast and sling Monday. He didn’t even notice the injury Sunday, but felt the pain and saw swelling after waking up Monday. Johnson was confident he would play this week, while Gruden was less optimistic, although allowing for “a chance” he could play with a cast.
Wide receiver Paul Richardson continues to play through shoulder and knee injuries that limited him at practice throughout last week. He still had three catches for 31 yards with a touchdown in the victory. Gruden said Richardson’s injuries will likely have to be managed throughout the season.
“He’s getting better,” Gruden said. “The shoulder’s going to be the shoulder. But the knee, he’s had some problems with, but I think that will get some relief as the season goes on.”
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