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Injury Updates: Reed Doughty Hopes To Play

The Colorado native is hoping he’ll be able to play in the Redskins’ road game against the Broncos on Sunday after sustaining a concussion in the game against the Bears.


ASHBURN – Reed Doughty said he’s planning on playing against the Broncos after he sustained a concussion on an onside kick attempt in the fourth quarter against the Bears on Sunday.


Doughty was hit helmet-to-helmet by cornerback Sherrick McManus – a hit that several players said Wednesday was more vicious than any of those laid Sunday by Brandon Meriweather, who was suspended for a pair of hits.

“It’s one of those things that you just take the process one day at a time,” said Doughty, who was raised in suburban Denver and went to Northern Colorado. “There’s a lot riding on this for me and the fact that family and friends are gonna come, but I’m also going to listen to my body and do something that’s best for this football team this week, that’s best for me and my future as well.”

Leonard Hankerson did not practice on Wednesday after head coach Mike Shanahan said the receiver “hurt his foot playing with the kids” on Tuesday. Defensive end Stephen Bowen expects to be able to play despite tearing the PCL in his right knee in the third quarter on Sunday, but he was limited in practice – as was nose tackle Chris Neild, who is recovering a strained right calf.

Tight end Logan Paulsen (sprained MCL in left knee), tight end Jordan Reed (right hip pointer) and center Will Montgomery (unspecified knee injury) all completed full practice on Wednesday.