Redskins’ Pierre Garcon is ‘long shot’ to suit up Sunday

Sundberg has cast off

Long snapper Nick Sundberg had the cast removed from his broken left arm last week and is preparing for the next step in his return to game action, which could come in Week 11.

The Redskins put Sundberg on injured reserve with the designation of being able to return. Under the NFL rule implemented just this season, he can begin practicing in a week but can’t play for another two.

“I don’t think they took long snappers into account when they created this rule,” he said. “I think the two weeks to practice but not play are to get back into game shape. What long snapper do you know that needs to get back in game shape? Let’s be honest.”

Sundberg had his cast removed Oct. 10 and can begin practicing Oct. 24. Because the Redskins have a bye in the first week he’d be eligible to return, his first game action could be Nov. 18 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Sundberg gained national popularity for snapping the ball nine times despite the broken arm in the Redskins‘ victory at the New Orleans Saints. He’s ready for an imaginary movie that will document his playing on despite the injury

“Yeah, Brad Pitt is playing me,” he said jokingly. “I don’t know if you know that, but we look a lot alike.”

Injury updates

Safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) was out again. Cornerback David Jones (Achilles) missed practice Thursday along with Garcon. Fullback Darrel Young (hamstring), cornerback Cedric Griffin (hamstring), cornerback DeAngelo Hall (knee), safety Jordan Pugh (head) and defensive end Doug Worthington (calf) were limited. Nose tackle Barry Cofield (shoulder) and tight Fred Davis (knee) had full participation.

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