Washington Redskins safety Reed Doughty watched the start of Friday’s practice in sweatpants and without a helmet as his team began final preparations for Sunday’s game in Denver. He is listed as questionable on the injury report.
Doughty sustained a concussion in last Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. He was limited in practice on both Wednesday and Thursday and NFL protocol says a concussed player must pass cognitive testing and go through a workout symptom-free. Any recurrence of symptoms, however, means the process starts anew. With Doughty not practicing on Friday, it leaves his status for Sunday’s game in doubt.
“My body will let me know if ‘m able to play or not,” Doughty said on Wednesday. “I take it very seriously. I will only play this weekend if I’m capable of playing.”
Doughty will be tested again on Saturday and can play if he passes, according to coach Mike Shanahan.
“The whole week [Doughty] hasn’t been perfect,” Shanahan said. “But that’s why we gave him some time off.”
The other players listed as questionable were: defensive lineman Chris Neild (calf), defensive end Stephen Bowen (torn PCL) and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (right foot).
Bowen tore the PCL in his right knee last weekend, but indicated Friday after practice that he plans to play. Surgery is not an option for Bowen if he can play effectively with the injury simply because of the sixth-month recovery time.
“I mean, the way it feels right now – if I had a setback or something, but right now, the way it feels, I’ll be playing on Sunday,” Bowen said.
This post originally appeared at 12:13 and was updated at 2:55