Inside linebacker London Fletcher practiced Friday for the first time this week. He continues to be hobbled by a sprained left ankle.
He is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Baltimore, but he is expected to play. Fletcher said he feels the same as he has leading up to the recent games he played against Dallas and New York.
“It’s not fun, but it’s just kind of my reality right now,” he said. “It’s staying on top of it. Hopefully as you get further away from the initial injury, you can get some recovery. But what happens is, because I’m still playing on it, you don’t get full rest and recovery. But, hey, I got no time to rest right now.”
That’s true. The Redskins have to win to at least keep pace with New York in the NFC East standings. A win and a New York loss to New Orleans later in the evening would thrust the Redskins into first place.
Fletcher doesn’t like missing practice, especially for such big games, but he’s adjusting.
“You’d like to be out there to get your normal reps, just get familiar with the offense that you’re facing,” he said. “What happens is your body gets muscle memory and you start to familiarize yourself with plays, so you would like, but you’ve just got to do as much film study as possible and get whatever you can as far as from a physical standpoint.”