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DeJon Gomes, Tyler Polumbus Remain Uncertain For Dallas Game
By ZAC BOYER
DeJon Gomes has a second-degree sprain of the MCL in his left knee, according to head coach Mike Shanahan, though his availability for the regular-season finale against Dallas on Sunday likely won’t be known until at least Wednesday.
Gomes injured the knee as the Redskins returned the opening kickoff of the second half during their 27-20 victory at Philadelphia. A regular on four special teams units, Gomes has also rotated in at strong safety during the season, playing the majority of snaps in five games and starting three.
Will Montgomery sustained a similar tear in the same ligament in his left knee Dec. 16 against Cleveland, but he was able to play through it.
“At his position, it’s a little bit different than Will’s,” Shanahan said. “You put a little more stress on that as a defensive back, so we’ll evaluate him again on Wednesday and see how he’s handling the situation and how he’s able to move and we’ll find out more in practice.”
Defensive end Kedric Golston, who left the game with a stinger, should be fine to practice all week and play against the Cowboys.
The same can’t necessarily be said for Tyler Polumbus, who continued to experience symptoms related to a concussion he sustained against the Browns and did not play.
“Talking to our doctors [Monday], they thought he felt better, but until he actually comes in here on Wednesday and we see how he’s feeling, the doctors won’t pass him until they see him here Wednesday,” Shanahan said. “Hopefully there’s some improvement.”