Coach Jim Zorn just revealed that veteran third receiver James Thrash suffered a high ankle sprain against the Saints and is wearing a walking boot. Given that those injuries usually last at least a couple of weeks, don’t expect to see Thrash for a while.
His absence is compounded by the latest injury to rookie wideout Malcom Kelly. After missing the July 26 intrasquad scrimmage with an ailing hamstring, Kelly had his left knee scoped on Aug. 4 and didn’t get in a game until Sunday. He caught a pass for a first down on his first snap but sprained an ankle soon afterwards and is questionable for this week’s game with Arizona.
If Thrash and Kelly both can’t face the Cardinals, rookie Devin Thomas would be the only backup to starting receivers Santana Moss and Antwaan Randle El. Washington could promote former Indianapolis receiver Devin Aromashadu from the practice squad. Aromashodu caught seven passes for 96 yards for the Colts as a rookie in 2007.