- The Washington Times - Monday, October 5, 2015

ASHBURN – Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed sustained three injuries in Sunday’s 23-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles — an MCL sprain in his right knee, a left ankle sprain and a concussion.

Coach Jay Gruden said Reed injured his knee at the end of the first half but returned and played through it. The concussion, the fourth that has been diagnosed since high school and second in three seasons with the Redskins, is more concerning.

Reed sustained the concussion in the fourth quarter on the Redskins’ final game-winning drive. With 46 seconds remaining, quarterback Kirk Cousins attempted a pass to Reed over the middle, but Reed was hit on the play and unable to secure the catch. He remained down on turf, took his helmet off and then walked off the field.

“The level of these things are all different with each player and the magnitude of the concussion, you just don’t know until they go through the protocol and get tested and go through the necessary steps to make sure they’re OK,” Gruden said. “I don’t know the severity of it.”

Reed, who had two concussions while playing at Florida, sustained a concussion in 2013 and missed six games.



Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (hip pointer), wide receiver Pierre Garcon (knee sprain) and outside linebacker Trent Murphy (bruised glute) are all expected to be fine.

Gruden said that cornerback Chris Culliver was “a little sore” after playing all 56 defensive snaps with a variety of left leg injuries. The Redskins coach said Culliver was able to manage the inflammation in his left knee throughout the game.

Inside linebacker Perry Riley, who was inactive the last two games because of a left calf strain, is expected to return to practice on Wednesday, according to Gruden.

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who sustained a grade-two sprain of a toe on his right foot against the New York Giants in Week 3, has entered the rehab stage of the injury, Gruden said.

Gruden also said he hopes receiver DeSean Jackson (left hamstring strain) can participate more this week, but said he is still day-to-day.

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