- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 11, 2006

With two metal plates in his fractured right forearm, Washington Redskins defensive end Renaldo Wynn hopes to accompany the team to Seattle today for Saturday’s NFC Divisional playoff game.

Wynn returned to Redskin Park yesterday for the first time since being injured in the first quarter of last weekend’s 17-10 win over Tampa Bay.

Wynn sustained multiple fractures in the arm when he collided with teammate Phillip Daniels while rushing Tampa Bay quarterback Chris Simms. Replays indicated Wynn’s arm slammed into Daniels’ helmet.

“It just happened so fast,” Wynn said. “My hand got jammed in an awkward spot. I knew as soon as it happened that it was definitely broken.”

Wynn was quickly carted off the field and into the locker room, where he was given medication to ease the pain and swelling. He flew home with his family on the private jet of Redskins owner Dan Snyder.

“My first thought was about my wife and daughter and my mom who were in the stands because they definitely get [worried] when something like that happens,” Wynn said. “It was tough [to follow the game] because I was trying to get the pain under control and I was out of it once I got the medicine that was needed.”

Wynn will miss his first game as a Redskin — he had appeared in 65 consecutive games since joining the team. He last missed a game in 2000 with Jacksonville.

“I’m staying positive,” he said. “This is an opportunity for [Demetric Evans] to step in,” he said. “You play this game hard, and you don’t think about getting hurt, but it happens. I’ve played this game for a long time, and it’s something that just happened. Whatever way I can help the team with morale and leadership, I’m going to do it.”

Said assistant head coach-defense Gregg Williams: “He’s a very inspirational leader behind the scenes because of the example he sets as a player. But we’ve been able to step up, and the next guy has to step up.”

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