Redskins linebacker London Fletcher sat out practice on Tuesday morning and his status for Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game against the Dallas Cowboys remains in doubt.
Fletcher has played in 234 consecutive games, but in recent weeks has dealt with injuries that put that streak in jeopardy, including a left ankle sprain that he suffered in Sunday’s 31-6 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Earlier he missed practices prior to a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers thanks to a hamstring injury and neurological issues related to his balance. But he eventually participated in that contest anyway. Fletcher was wearing a protective boot on Monday.
“Keep getting as much treatment as possible,” Fletcher said on Tuesday at Redskins Park. “Got a lot of treatment today, again tomorrow, even Thursday before the game and see how I feel pregame – if I can go or not. That’s pretty much how it’ll go.”
Fletcher noted the swelling and soreness is always worse the day after a game. He has yet to test the ankle yet, either. There is still time for that. That time isn’t now if he hopes to make it through during a short week with just three days to prepare for Dallas.
“That wouldn’t be smart to do,” Fletcher said.
But if he can play and make it through unscathed once again then Fletcher would have 11 days to rest and get ready for the New York Giants. That game won’t be played until Monday, Dec. 3 at FedEx Field.
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