DeAngelo Hall couldn’t walk when he woke up Tuesday morning and needed the aid of crutches. But the Washington Redskins cornerback expects to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens despite a right ankle injury.
“I feel all right,” Hall said. “There’s no way I’m not playing in this game. It’s a non-story.”
Hall was wearing a walking boot Wednesday and did not participate in practice. Coach Mike Shanahan called him “a little banged-up” but said he expected him to be in the lineup against the Ravens.
Given that third cornerback Cedric Griffin was suspended the final four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, Hall’s presence is vital to the secondary.
“It’s not bad enough to keep me out, so I’ll definitely be out there Sunday. I said that when I was on crutches,” Hall said. “Just seeing some of these other guys battle through so many injuries and things like that, there’s no way I’m not going to be able to suit up and help my team win a game.”
Hall said he was hurt early in Monday night’s victory over the New York Giants but didn’t worry about it because he wasn’t coming out.
“There was no way I was coming out of that game,” Hall said. “Luckily I didn’t stink it up too bad and we were still able to get the win.”