Washington listed six players, six key players, on this week’s injury report as questionable. Yet five of them, some significant contributors, are expected to play Sunday’s pivotal NFC East divisional matchup vs. the New York Giants.
Included on the list of those expected to play are Redskins running back Clinton Portis, who is nursing a knee and oblique injury, and Washington linebacker London Fletcher, who has a foot injury.
Yet as one Redskins official put it, “Do you think Clinton wouldn’t play in a game that we’re honoring Sean Taylor?” Good point.
Same is true of Fletcher, who could help Washington’s run defense as much as Portis will help the team’s run offense.
The Redskins also are expecting defensive end Andre Carter (foot), defensive tackle Cornelis Griffin (shoulder) and offensive tackle Chris Samuels (knee) to play. The one truly questionable player is defensive tackle Kedric Golston, who has an ankle injury that could prevent him from playing.