Linebacker London Fletcher and left tackle Trent Williams were limited in practice, a slight improvement over the previous three practices in which they did not participate.
Both will be helped by the fact that the Redskins don’t play until Monday night. Fletcher sprained his left ankle two weeks ago and has left early in each of the past two games. Williams suffered a deep thigh bruise on the third play of the Nov. 22 win over Dallas.
“You keep your fingers crossed,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. “Both have significant injuries and you’re hoping over the next few days that they’ll be able to go.”
Williams has said a couple times this week that he expects to play Monday. Fletcher said Friday that he’ll play if he feels he can help. Fletcher spent last week in a walking boot, but started vs. Dallas. Fletcher said he was concerned he’d be able to play in that game, but said the ankle doesn’t necessarily feel any different than a week ago.
“I can’t say it’s better or worse,” he said.
Shanahan said he’s learned not to doubt Fletcher.
“Because you know what type of mindset he has,” Shanahan said. “His recovery time over 200-plus consecutive games gives you an idea that chances are he will be ready. But he is quite sore.”