Inside linebacker London Fletcher (sprained left ankle) and left tackle Trent Williams (bruised left thigh) practiced Friday for the first time this week. They were limited.
Both are expected to play Monday night against the New York Giants at FedEx Field.
“We’ll tell more over the next three days exactly where there at,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “You’re keeping your fingers crossed. They’ve both got significant injuries, and you’re hoping over the next few days they’re able to go.”
The Redskins’ hopes of winning the NFC East title hinge on the outcome of Monday’s game. Considering those stakes, it’s difficult to envision Fletcher ending his league-leading streak of 235 consecutive games played.
“I’m not 100 percent right now, but I don’t have to be today,” Fletcher said. “We’ve still got a few more days to treat this thing. Hopefully I can feel good enough to play and play well. It comes down to a situation of whether I feel I can go out and be effective or not. I know it’s an important game, but you still have to be able to play well and help your teammates.”
Shanahan has learned this season not to count Fletcher out. Fletcher missed practices leading up to the Pittsburgh game because of a hamstring injury, and he played against Dallas last Thursday only four days after spraining his ankle against Philadelphia.
“You know what type of mindset that he has,” Shanahan said. “His recovery time over 200-plus consecutive games gives you an idea. The chances are he will be ready, but he will be sore.”