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Despite Limited Return To Practice, Tyler Polumbus Still Uncertain For Sunday

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Nearly a week after he was able to last do so, Tyler Polumbus returned to practice for the Washington Redskins on Thursday – albeit in a limited role as he makes progress from concussion-like symptoms.

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Polumbus left the Redskins’ game at Cleveland on Dec. 16 with a concussion and began the league’s required concussion testing that week. He was cleared to participate in a light workout three days after the game, did not practice the next day and was again restricted to a light workout Friday.

He did not play in Washington’s victory at Philadelphia on Dec. 23, replaced at right tackle by Maurice Hurt. He also did not practice on Wednesday, but was allowed to go through conditioning with the team Thursday morning before participating in a walkthrough.

“If he does pass the concussion test, they’ll let him practice [Friday],” head coach Mike Shanahan said.

If Polumbus is fully cleared and has exhibited no additional symptoms, he would be in line to play Sunday against Dallas in the final game of the regular season. Still, Shanahan said, it remains a possibility Hurt could start for Polumbus again if he’s unable to go through pre-game warm-ups at a sufficient speed.

“We’ll take a look at him, see how he practices. It’s all based on who we think gives us the best chance to win and it’s all based on how he practices, and we’ll make that decision at game time.”

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