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London Fletcher Leaves Redskins’ Victory Over Cowboys With Ankle Injury

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

ARLINGTON, Texas – London Fletcher left the Washington Redskins’ 38-31 victory at Dallas in the fourth quarter with an aggravation of the left ankle sprain he originally sustained Sunday against Philadelphia.

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“It just bothered him a little bit in that fourth quarter,” head coach Mike Shanahan said.

Fletcher broke up two other passes and had four tackles as he extended his ironman streak to 235 consecutive games and made his 193rd consecutive start.

He also had an interception in the third quarter that he returned for 10 yards. That interception was the 20th of his career, joining Baltimore’s Ray Lewis and Chicago’s Brian Urlacher as the third active player to have at least 20 interceptions and 30 sacks in his career.

Fletcher downplayed the nature of the injury after the game, even though he missed practice on Tuesday and Wednesday because of it.

“Everything seems better when you win,” Fletcher said. “Whether it’s the food, the Thanksgiving dinner we eat – it tastes a lot better. Injuries heal up a lot faster when you win. It was a good win for us.”

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