London Fletcher battling sprained ankle

London Fletcher battling sprained ankle
November 19, 2012, 4:45 pm
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Brandon Meriweather wasn’t the only injury concern for the Redskins on Monday.

Only three days before facing the Cowboys in Dallas, linebacker London Fletcher sported an immobilizer boot on his left ankle. If the Redskins had been scheduled to practice, Shanahan said the 37-year-old veteran would have been held out.

Fletcher sprained his ankle in the first quarter of Sunday's 31-6 thrashing of the Eagles when teammate Ryan Kerrigan landed on him during a tackle. Fletcher returned to the game and lined up for 45 of the unit’s 74 snaps.

Asked if he’s worried that Fletcher might be sidelined Thursday, Shanahan said, “Sure. Anytime you have an ankle sprain, you’re not really sure.’

Fletcher has played in 234 consecutive games, which is tied for the most among active players.

“Knowing London, he’ll be back if possible,” Shanahan said. “But we’ll have to evaluate it day-by-day.”

Tight end Logan Paulsen suffered a left hip injury late in the second half and returned. Shanahan said, “He’s pretty sore right now.”

Cornerback Josh Wilson, meantime, sustained a rotator cuff injury in his left shoulder with about 90 seconds remaining in the game. Wilson was attempting to make a diving tackle and landed on the field awkwardly.

Shanahan called Wilson’s injury “a second degree strain.”

Shanahan also said tackle Trent Williams was dealing with a minor ankle sprain, safety Reed Doughty had stitches on his finger and tackle Jammal Brown’s hip is still sore. Brown, who is attempting to return from preseason surgery, is not expected to participate in team activities Monday or Tuesday.

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