Fred Davis Optimistic For Return Against Raiders
A sprained right ankle sustained on the final play of practice on Friday left the starting tight end inactive and out of the game against the Lions two days later.
BY ZAC BOYER
ASHBURN – Fred Davis is optimistic he’ll be able to play Sunday against the Raiders after missing the Redskins’ game against the Lions with a sprained right ankle.
Davis, the Redskins’ starting tight end, said he hurt the ankle on the last play of Friday’s practice and knew right away it would likely keep him out of the game two days later.
Though he tried to play, he didn’t feel comfortable during a pregame workout at FedEx Field and was inactive. He said Wednesday that the ankle “feels way better.”
“I can run on it, so I feel a lot better,” Davis said. “I think I’ll be able to play Sunday, but we’ll see how it goes, see how the week goes. Pushing off, getting back into running full-speed routes – we’ll see what happens.”
Davis played only 16 snaps in the Redskins’ loss to the Packers two weeks ago as he was phased out of the game plan in the second half in favor of rookie tight end Jordan Reed. While Reed started against the Lions, he left the game himself in the third quarter with a bruised right knee. Logan Paulsen played 54 snaps, the most of any tight end.
He also missed the final nine games of the regular season, and the wild card playoff game, after tearing his left Achilles’ tendon.
One consolation, Davis said, is that nothing is seriously wrong.
“Yeah, it sucks, but at least it’s something like that instead of, you know, something severe,” Davis said. “It’s something I can deal with, something I can push through.”