Tyler Polumbus returned to the practice field Thursday and said his recovery from a concussion continues to progress.
“I woke up feeling really good today,” the Redskins’ starting right tackle said after practice. “I felt good coming off the field.”
Polumbus did not practice Wednesday and was limited to the walkthrough portion of Thursday’s session. If he passes a concussion test later today, however, he could be cleared to participate fully on Friday, Coach Mike Shanahan said.
And if that happens, then Shanahan and his coaching staff will choose between Polumbus and Maurice Hurt, who started in Polumbus’ place last week against the Eagles.
“We’ll take a look at him, see how he practices,” Shanahan said of Polumbus, who has was injured against in Cleveland on Dec. 16 and hasn’t taken first team reps in practice since. “It’s all based on who we thinks gives us the best chance to win. We’ll make the decision at game time.”
Polumbus said this is the first concussion he’s suffered in his four-year NFL career, which has only added to the frustration.
“It’s not like an ankle sprain, where you can see the swelling and you can see black and blue,” he said. “It’s in your head, you feel headaches and it’s really just a vague, weird feeling.”
Safety DeJon Gomes, meantime, said he continues to feel better after sustaining a left knee sprain in Philadelphia. But he said he might not know if he can suit up against Dallas until Sunday morning.