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Kory Lichtensteiger Injures Ankle In Victory Over Cowboys; Uncertain For Seattle

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

LANDOVER, Md. – Kory Lichtensteiger sprained his left ankle midway through the third quarter of the Washington Redskins’ 28-18 victory over Dallas on Sunday and said he’d have to evaluate where he stands for the first playoff game later in the week.

Lichtensteiger

“I’m feeling all right,” Lichtensteiger said. “I think with a week of treatment, take it easy for the next couple days I’ll be all right. I was able to come back in after it happened. I taped it up a little bit more. I just wasn’t quite as effective as what I should be, so [offensive line coach Chris] Foerster came to me and he just noticed that I was gimping on it a little bit so he wanted to put Josh [LeRibeus] in there. I think it was for the best; Josh came in and did a good job.”

LeRibeus, the Redskins’ third-round draft pick out of SMU, made his first appearance on offense this season and played, by his estimate, approximately 20 plays.

Maurice Hurt filled in at left guard late in the Redskins’ victory at Cleveland on Dec. 16 when Lichtensteiger replaced an injured Will Montgomery at center, but because Hurt had been practicing at right tackle all week, LeRibeus was the choice.

Free safety Madieu Williams missed five plays in the second quarter with a left shoulder injury, while cornerback D.J. Johnson left the game early in the first quarter and did not return after spraining his left knee on an awkward block by Dallas linebacker Kyle Wilber.

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