Injury Updates: Jordan Reed Out With Bruised Thigh
Seven players were listed on the injury report on Wednesday, with the rookie tight end among those who did not practice after taking a helmet to his leg on Sunday.
BY ZAC BOYER
ASHBURN – Jordan Reed did not practice on Wednesday as he continues to recover from a bruised right thigh sustained during the third quarter of the Redskins’ loss to the Lions.
Reed, a rookie tight end, made a seven-yard grab late in the third quarter but was hit in the leg by cornerback Bill Bentley’s helmet. He limped off the field and did not return, and he said after the game he was in great pain.
“Any time you’ve got a thigh contusion, you’re just not sure,” Mike Shanahan said Wednesday. “He’s getting treatment three times a day. That’s a good sign. He’s improved a lot in the last 241 hours and hopefully, he can keep that progress going.”
Kicker Kai Forbath and outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins also were held out of practice, with Forbath still recovering from a strained right groin and Jenkins hobbled by a sprained right ankle.
Forbath remains hopeful he’ll be able to play against the Raiders on Sunday, though he won’t attempt to kick a football until later this week.
Tight end Fred Davis was limited in practice because of a sprained right ankle, while outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (sprained left knee) and receiver Leonard Hankerson (strained hamstring) were able to practice fully.
And strong safety Brandon Meriweather was on the injury report once again, now listed as having completed a full practice despite an unspecified shoulder injury.
The Raiders listed eight players on their injury report, seven of them starters: quarterback Terrelle Pryor (concussion), defensive end Jason Hunter (quadriceps), strong safety Tyvon Branch (ankle) and left tackle Menelik Watson (knee) did not practice, while outside linebacker Sio Moore (concussion), cornerback Tracy Porter (concussion), left guard Lucas Nix (ankle) and backup fullback Jamize Olawale (ankle) were limited in practice.