Redskins' Doughty hopes to play Sunday

Redskins' Doughty hopes to play Sunday
October 30, 2013, 2:15 pm

A week after playing without either of their starting safeties, the Redskins could have both players back in time for Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

Brandon Meriweather is scheduled to return from a one-game suspension and Reed Doughty, who sat out the loss in Denver because of a concussion, was in uniform and on the practice field Wednesday.  

Head Coach Mike Shanahan is expected to provide a more thorough update on Doughty’s status after practice.

Last week, Doughty was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday and did not participate at all in Friday’s session. He was ruled out Saturday and did not fly with the team to his home state of Colorado, despite having purchased 40 tickets for friends and family.

“From a medical perspective, we thought it was best if I wasn’t in loud environment and flying at altitude,” Doughty said before Wednesday’s practice. “Again, it was disappointing. But it was more disappointing that we lost.”

He added: “It’s a constant interaction between the doctor and yourself. Being honest with your symptoms. I was honest [about] my symptoms, and he said you’re not going. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to play. It was a matter of me not feeling right and them saying this isn’t smart.”

Doughty did, however, say that’s he feeling better.

“I’m feeling good,” he said. “I’m feeling very hopeful and optimistic for this week, but we’ll take it a day at a time.”