RICHMOND, Va. — The Redskins wrapped up the morning joint practice with the Houston Texans with a couple injury scares. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson left practice during the one-on-one drills early when he ran into a tackling sled in the end zone. He returned to the field without pads and his shoulder wrapped.
Jackson did not speak to reporters after practice so we hope to get an update from Jay Gruden before this afternoon’s walkthrough.
The other scare happened during the 11-on-11 team sessions when the Redskins defense took on the first-team Houston offense. DeAngelo Hall went to plant while covering a receiver and fell to the ground. He had to be helped off the field and couldn’t put any pressure on his left foot. He stayed on the sidelines for the remainder of practice.
After practice Hall indicated the injury might not be as severe as it initially looked.
“I feel alright, I tweaked my knee a little bit and my groin.,” he said. “Achilles feels good. I don’t feel like it’s anything too major. It definitely hurt enough for me to limp off.”
Hall is coming off a twice-torn Achilles tendon last year. He said the team was going to do some tests, but feels pretty confident.
The Redskins are already thin at cornerback due to injuries this summer. The team will no doubt be cautious with Hal,l and we should get an update on his condition from Gruden this afternoon as well.
The Redskins and Texans will hold a walkthrough this afternoon at 4 p.m.
Jackson will miss up to two weeks with an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, an injury suffered this morning in practice with the Texans. Jackson hurt the shoulder as he went to the ground, not on a tackling sled as had been reported earlier.
It happened in the one-on-one portion of practice.
“The impact of the ground when I caught the ball and came down,” Jackson said was the reason for the injury. “The impact on my shoulder. It’s an unfortunate situation out there, just playing and trying to compete, and a freak accident happened.”
He said he’s in a lot of pain, but not as much as last year when he had a similar injury on the other shoulder, which didn’t cause him to miss any games.
“It’s not as bad, but still painful,” he said. “I’m going to try and do everything I can to get back out here and be a part of training camp.”
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