Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris said Wednesday that he expects to play in this Sunday’s crucial NFC East game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Morris sustained bruised ribs in the Sept. 29 victory over the Oakland Raiders, missing the final minutes of the third quarter and the entire fourth quarterback as his team rallied for the 24-14 win.
Morris practiced in full on Monday after resting during the bye week and claims he has just limited soreness left and that it won’t affect his play against Dallas. Morris was hurt not by a direct hit, but by an awkward fall after a tackle late in the third quarter. Then a Raiders player fell on him.
Washington scored moments after Morris left to take the lead for good. This weekend he will wear padding to protect those bruised ribs. He was taking early repetitions at practice on Wednesday in the period reporters were allowed to watch.
“I mean, it’s annoying,” Morris said. “I really don’t want to do anything, but precaution, they want me to do it, so I’ve been trying different pads and stuff.”