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London Fletcher Misses Fourth Quarter After Straining Hamstring

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – London Fletcher strained a hamstring in the Washington Redskins’ 27-23 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday and did not return to the game.

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The linebacker did not know exactly when the hamstring tightened up, but he left the game with roughly five minutes remaining in the third quarter when he could no longer continue to run.

“I just felt it grab,” Fletcher said. “I played a couple more plays after that and it just didn’t ever really let go. It was still grabbing on me, and I couldn’t get the full range of motion and things like that.”

Lorenzo Alexander replaced Fletcher, who was on the field for 46 of the 63 defensive plays.

Fletcher, 37, has played 231 consecutive games – the longest active streak in the NFL. Whether or not that’s in jeopardy will be a conclusion reached this week.

“We’ll see how things go and we’ll see how I feel tomorrow and the rest of the week,” he said.

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