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Will Montgomery, Tyler Polumbus Both Expect To Play At Philadelphia
ASHBURN – Will Montgomery should be available to play for the Washington Redskins on Sunday at Philadelphia despite what head coach Mike Shanahan said is a moderate sprain of the center’s left knee.
Montgomery injured the knee late in the Redskins’ 38-21 victory at Cleveland and sat out the final six plays. An MRI taken the next morning revealed that Montgomery had a Grade 2 sprain, according to Shanahan, though he will try to play through it.
“He’s a pretty tough kid,” Shanahan said.
Montgomery went through a full practice on Wednesday and doesn’t believe there’s a reason why he wouldn’t play against the Eagles.
He began limping shortly after snapping the ball with 3:21 left in the fourth quarter and believed someone, potentially a teammate, was pushed into his leg.
“I feel good,” Montgomery said. “I practiced the whole practice and I feel great.”
Montgomery’s presence would help a Redskins offensive line that has remained the same for nearly the entire season. The only other variable is the availability of right tackle Tyler Polumbus, who left the Browns game with a concussion early in the second half.
Polumbus was limited in practice Wednesday, according to Shanahan, and participated only in the walkthrough. Shanahan said it likely won’t be until Friday that Polumbus is able to go through a full practice, assuming he shows no additional sign of a concussion.
“I would certainly classify this thing as a minor deal, so I’m planning on getting through practice this week and doing what I can,” Polumbus said. “I’m definitely planning on playing.”