ASHBURN — Chris Thompson tore a labrum in one of his shoulders in Monday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys and could be in jeopardy of missing the Washington Redskins’ game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
The running back entered Monday’s game with a sprained AC joint in a shoulder. Coach Jay Gruden said the injuries were unrelated, though it is unclear if they occurred in the same shoulder.
“He can play with that, possibly, if he has enough strength and the swelling and the pain goes down,” Gruden said on Wednesday. “So, we’re concerned about Chris a little bit.
“That’s a tough position. That’s a guy that has to know all of the protections and obviously be a force out of the backfield winning one-on-one matchups.”
Gruden said the Redskins would consider signing running back Christine Michael from the practice squad, but also said he felt comfortable with using Matt Jones as the third-down back.
The Redskins did not practice on Wednesday, instead holding a walkthrough, but are still required to release an estimated injury report. Thompson would not have participated, the report said.
Defensive end Jason Hatcher, strong safety Jeron Johnson (hamstring), defensive end Stephen Paea and wide receiver Andre Roberts (knee inflammation) would not have participated.
Paea sprained one of his big toes on Monday and Hatcher had an MRI exam after sustaining a stinger. The pinched nerve is causing weakness in his left arm.
Tight end Derek Carrier (sprained left ankle), inside linebacker Will Compton (sprained shoulder), inside linebacker Keenan Robinson (weakness in right shoulder) and free safety Dashon Goldson (knee, hamstring and wrist injuries) all would have been limited.
Robinson was active on Monday for the first time in three weeks but did not play. After inside linebacker Perry Riley broke a bone in his foot last week, Robinson dressed in case of emergency. However, he said he is optimistic about playing this Sunday.
“I probably should’ve let it heal longer than I’m giving it, but we’re trying to make a playoff run,” Robinson said.