Injury updates: Five of six hurt players likely to play

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All six players listed on the Washington Redskins’ injury report this week finished a full practice, with all but one listed as probable to play in a road game Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings.

Inside linebacker London Fletcher, defensive end Stephen Bowen, wide receiver Leonard Hankerson, tight end Logan Paulsen and free safety Jose Gumbs all should be healthy enough to play on Thursday. The only player considered questionable is rookie running back Chris Thompson, who has been battling an unspecified left shoulder injury but has been inactive the last four games.

Fletcher had fluid drained from a knee earlier in the week, according to coach Mike Shanahan, while Paulsen is continuing to recover from a sprained MCL in his left knee.

The Redskins’ practice on Wednesday was conducted at more of a walkthrough speed than normal, considering the team flew out to Minneapolis later that afternoon.

The Vikings, meanwhile, will be without four starters on Thursday, with two others considered doubtful to play. Tight end Kyle Rudolph, cornerback Chris Cook, right tackle Phil Loadholt and strong safety Jamarca Sanford were ruled out on Wednesday, while defensive tackle Letroy Guion and left guard Charlie Johnson were listed as doubtful.

Rudolph broke his left foot in the Vikings’ loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and will miss approximately a month, while Loadholt is recovering from a concussion.

Cornerback Josh Robinson and strongside linebacker Chad Greenway, both starters, are considered probable for Thursday.

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