- The Washington Times - Friday, October 21, 2005


The Washington Redskins got a scare in practice yesterday when quarterback Mark Brunell mildly strained his left calf. However, coach Joe Gibbs and director of sports medicine Bubba Tyer said Brunell should start Sunday against San Francisco.

“I just tweaked my left calf when I was dropping back,” said Brunell, whose 2004 season was ruined when he played with a pulled hamstring. “I don’t think it’s that big a deal. I’m moving around. It feels like it’s not going to be a problem at all. If it was painful, it was tough to move around or I was limping, I’d be concerned. I’d be concerned if it was Saturday, but we have a couple of days.”

Mobility is a critical factor for the 35-year-old Brunell, who has had runs of 14, 18 and 25 yards this season.

David Elfin

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