Injury update: Gruden says Hall's back injury is not serious

Injury update: Gruden says Hall's back injury is not serious
August 10, 2014, 4:15 pm
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RICHMOND—The back injury Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall suffered during Sunday’s practice is not believed to be serious, according to Coach Jay Gruden.

“DeAngelo did a somersault, landed on his back and bruised his back,” Gruden said. “He’s walking around a little bit better [now]. He’s just a little sore. I don’t imagine it being a very long [recovery].”

Hall was injured in individual drills while covering Andre Roberts, who hauled in a fade pass in the end zone. Hall stretched out for the ball, did a somersault and slammed his back on the turf.

Hall was carted from the practice field to the facility, creating some concern among his teammates and in spectator area.

“I think they carted him off just for dramatic exit,” Gruden cracked. “He could have walked off. It would have made it a lot easier on me today.”

Updates on the other injured players Gruden was asked about during his afternoon news conference:

--Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (ankle) is expected to begin sprinting and cutting in the next days and, according to Gruden, could be ready for Monday night’s preseason game against the Browns.

--Linebacker Darryl Sharpton has a high ankle sprain and could miss some time, Gruden said.

--Linebacker Brian Orakpo missed practice with a thigh contusion. “He’s going to be fine,” Gruden said. “We just kept him out today to give him a break.”

--Running back Silas Redd has a minor ankle sprain. “He’ll be ready tomorrow or maybe the next day,” Gruden said.