Strong safety LaRon Landry expects to miss the Washington Redskins’ season-opener on Sunday after recently aggravating his strained right hamstring, a setback that has caused some friction between Landry and the Redskins’ training staff.
Landry twice has expressed his frustration with team trainers on his Twitter account since Saturday.
On Saturday, Landry wrote: “Dont u hate when u absolutely know something 200% and [expletive] still do the opposite of what u tell them!!! Set backs [expletive]!!!”
Then on Tuesday he wrote: “Uuuhhh oooo it ain’t my fault…blame the genius circus staff for the rush. wouldve been there 2wks ago. Im [sorry] but saga [continues]”
Tuesday’s tweet was deleted within minutes of being posted. He has since talked with head athletic trainer Larry Hess.
“It wasn’t the best communication we had; it wasn’t a good conversation,” Landry said Tuesday. “We talked today. We’ll get past it.”
Landry continued: “Just a little frustrated with the injury. It was all my fault. It was unprofessional. I take full blame for it. Just a little frustration coming out. I’m ready to play; it’s been a while. Hopefully you understand where I’m coming from.”
Hess was not immediately available for comment. Coach Mike Shanahan is expected to meet with reporters Wednesday afternoon.
Landry expects to miss Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, leaving the Redskins without one of their top playmakers.
Asked about his status for the game, he said: “As of now, yeah. It looks like I’m going to miss it.”
He strained his hamstring on Aug. 19 while running before the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. Landry was rehabilitating his ailing left Achilles’ tendon, which has prevented him from fully practicing with the team since the middle of Nov. 2010.
Landry began training camp on the physically-unable to perform list and came off it on Saturday, when he participated in part of practice.
When he was rehabilitating his Achilles’ tendon in early August, he insisted he did not want to practice until he was fully healed.
“I’m not going 50 percent,” he said Wednesday. “I’m not going 80 percent. All I know is 130 percent, full speed, and I like to practice at game speed. I was feeling great and I thought I could push it harder, which I did too much and I tugged it.”
Veteran Reed Doughty likely would start in Landry’s place.