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Redskins’ Kory Lichtensteiger hopes ankle will cooperate
Lichtensteiger, who had played every offensive snap for the Redskins this season until spraining the ankle against the Dallas Cowboys in the regular-season finale, sounded less optimistic Wednesday than he did in the aftermath of that game.
“After the game, I still felt pretty fresh. I was walking OK on it, and I had gone back in for that extra series after getting it taped up,” Lichtensteiger said. “It always feels worse on Monday, and it’s gotten a lot better since then. I’m still hopeful, but who knows.”
“Monday, I was limping around. I was like, ‘Oh, crap, this is pretty serious,”’ Lichtensteiger said. “And then that slowly gets better over time, and hopefully I can keep taking big steps like that day to day.”
Coach Mike Shanahan generally is not forthcoming about injury information beyond what the NFL requires him to provide. It’s possible that Lichtensteiger is called questionable and a game-time decision.
“He’ll say that, but that’s kind of the truth,” said Lichtensteiger, who was relieved this injury isn’t likely to require surgery. “I think it’s going to be one of those, go in on Sunday, get there early to the stadium and try it out and see how it feels.”
Lichtensteiger was named the Redskins‘ recipient of the 2012 Ed Block Courage Award after coming back from tearing the ACL, medial collateral ligament and meniscus in his right knee last season.His playing hurt is almost expected, but this being a playoff game raises the likelihood of doing so.
“I’m going to try that much harder,” he said. “But I just don’t know. Hopefully, I can play.”
Cardinals to interview Brown
Redskins director of pro personnel Morocco Brown will interview for the Arizona Cardinals’ general manager vacancy, a source confirmed.
Brown could not be reached for comment. ESPN reported the interview will take place Friday in Washington.
Brown joined the Redskins in 2008 and survived the 2010 regime change to help coach Mike Shanahan’s roster rebuilding project. He is responsible for evaluating talent in professional leagues, overseeing the team’s scouting of upcoming opponents and participating in draft meetings.
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