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Kory Lichtensteiger, London Fletcher Miss Practice As Multiple Players Battle Injury
ASHBURN – Kory Lichtensteiger did not practice with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday after spraining his left ankle against Dallas, but said he’s optimistic he’ll be able to play against the Seahawks.
“It always feels worse on Monday, and it’s gotten a lot better since then,” Lichtensteiger said. “I’m still hopeful, but who knows.”
Should Lichtensteiger be unable to play in the Redskins’ wild card playoff game against Seattle on Sunday, it appears likely Josh LeRibeus, who filled in at left guard for Lichtensteiger against Dallas, would make his first career start.
Linebacker London Fletcher was also held out of practice was a sprained left ankle, while cornerback D.J. Johnson did not practice because of a sprained left knee.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins also did not practice because he had the flu, leaving just Robert Griffin III and Rex Grossman with the offense.
Eleven other players were listed on the injury report as having taken part in a full practice, though all are expected to play Sunday: Griffin (sprained LCL in right knee), linebackers Ryan Kerrigan (ankle) and Lorenzo Alexander (left shoulder), cornerback DeAngelo Hall (elbow), receivers Pierre Garçon (torn plantar plate in second toe of right foot) and Joshua Morgan (hand and foot), defensive end Stephen Bowen (torn biceps tendon in left arm), center Will Montgomery (sprained MCL in left knee), safeties Jordan Pugh (ankle) and Madieu Williams (hyperextended left elbow) and punter Sav Rocca (torn meniscus in right knee).