Injury Updates: Game-time decision likely for Brian Orakpo

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Brian Orakpo will be a game-time decision on Sunday when the Washington Redskins play the New York Giants in the final game of the season.

Orakpo, who strained his right groin in the fourth quarter of the loss to the Dallas Cowboys, originally said he would see “if something miraculous happens and I’m able to go” before backing down from the statement.

“I wouldn’t say long shot, but you know, I just got to be realistic with the situation,” Orakpo said. “If it’s not where I want it to be, if it’s not healthy, then I’m not gonna play, but if it is, I’m gonna be out there with my teammates for the last game.”

Orakpo was limited in practice on Friday and is considered questionable to play, according to the injury report. He did not practice on Thursday and was limited in practice on Tuesday.

There was never any thought of declaring himself out in advance of Sunday’s game, he said.

“That’s not me,” Orakpo said. “That’s not my M.O., man. I’m in treatment every day. Like I said, just trying to get better. like I said, if I’m able to play, I’m gonna play, regardless of this game really not mattering, really not meaning anything. We’ll see.”

Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, who has an unspecified wrist injury, and fullback Darrel Young, who has been battling a strained hamstring, were each able to finish a full practice for the third consecutive day and are listed as probable.

The Giants declared wide receiver Victor Cruz, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last week, and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who has struggled to overcome an unspecified shoulder injury, out for Sunday.

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