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Injury updates: London Fletcher considered limited by knee

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The Washington Redskins listed six players on their injury report, including inside linebacker London Fletcher, who likely would have been limited in practice had the team conducted one on Monday.

Because of the Thursday night game, both the Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings, their opponent, are required to put out an injury report by Monday despite not holding a practice. The report is meant as a rough estimate of what players would have been able to do had it happened.

Fletcher, 38, is making his first appearance on the injury report this season. With the season now passing its halfway point, it’s conceivable the Redskins could begin to hold Fletcher out of practice as a precautionary measure as they did the last two years.

In addition to Fletcher, the Redskins listed wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (unspecified hamstring injury), free safety Jose Gumbs (sprained left ankle) and running back Chris Thompson (unspecified left shoulder injury) as being limited in a theoretical practice. Hankerson has been bothered by a bruised right foot in recent weeks and also strained a hamstring two days before the Redskins’ game against the Detroit Lions in Week 3.

Defensive end Stephen Bowen, who has an unspecified shoulder injury, and tight end Logan Paulsen, who sprained the MCL in his left knee, were listed under the “full participation” portion of the injury report. Bowen tore the PCL in his right knee in the Redskins’ victory over the Chicago Bears two weeks ago.

The Vikings listed a total of 12 players on their injury report, including eight starters: tight end Kyle Rudolph, strongside linebacker Chad Greenway, cornerbacks Chris Cook and Josh Robinson, free safety Jamarca Sanford, left guard Charlie Johnson, right tackle Phil Loadholt and nose tackle Letroy Guion.

Earlier in the day, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Rudolph will miss roughly a month with a broken left foot sustained in the third quarter of Minnesota’s 27-23 road loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Rudolph is second on the team with 30 receptions for 313 yards and a team-high three touchdowns.

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