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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Redskins Injury Update: Brian Orakpo, Desean Jackson, Kory Lichtensteiger

By on 9/23/2014 10:43:00 AM

The Redskins have less than 72 hours to prepare for Thursday night's game against their division-rival New York Giants. Due to the short work week, the Redskins conducted a walk- through practice Monday rather than a full practice, reports Liz Clarke of The Washington Post.

Three names on the lengthy injury list were linebacker Brian Orakpo (hamstring), wide receiver Desean Jackson (shoulder sprain), and center Kory Lichtensteiger (groin, rib, and hip).
These players were listed as "limited." Coach Jay Gruden said they were still being evaluated and considered to be day-to-day.

This will greatly impact the Redskins if all three players are unable to play on Thursday. The importance of the team's starting center is sometimes overlooked, as it plays a major role in the chemistry between center and quarterback.

Orakpo, a veteran in his sixth season, is a key player. He provides leadership to the defense, especially with fellow veteran DeAngelo Hall going down for the season with an achilles injury.

Jackson's play speaks for itself. His speed takes the top off of defenses, opening up underneath passing routes. He is coming off an excellent game against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, in which he caught five balls for 117 yards and a touchdown.

The Redskins are 1-2 along with the Giants entering Thursday's games. This game is big for both teams, as they both don't want to fall anymore behind the division-leading Philadelphia Eagles. With that being said, I am sure the Redskins will do everything they can to get these players on the field.

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