- The Washington Times - Monday, January 11, 2016

ASHBURN — As Washington Redskins players cleaned out their lockers on Monday and prepared for the long offseason that awaits, some moved more gingerly than others.

The emotional pain lingered from a 35-18 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the wild-card round at FedEx Field on Sunday, as did the physical toll.

Players are often all sorts of injured late in the season, but are reluctant to reveal their injuries until now. There were also appearances from players placed on injured reserve at various points in the season.

Left guard Shawn Lauvao, who was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 30 after having left ankle surgery, also had surgery on his right foot and leg. He said he had five total procedures during the last three months. Lauvao said doctors sawed the bone of the first metatarsal in his right foot and did a “slight incision” on the peroneal tendon of his right leg. In addition, Lauvao ruptured the peroneal tendon and tore the ligaments in his left ankle, which was the reason he was placed on IR. Doctors also shaved the bone of his first metatarsal in his left foot.

Strong safety Duke Ihenacho broke his left wrist in the season-opener and was placed on injured reserve. He’s a restricted free agent, but said he hopes to be back with the Redskins. If he is, he said he believes he will be able to participate in organized team activities in June.

Derek Carrier and Chris Culliver both tore their right ACL and MCL this season. Carrier, who was a dependable tight end after injuries to Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen in the preseason, said the timetable is nine to 12 months. He was injured on Dec. 13 against the Chicago Bears.

Culliver, who sustained the injury in practice on Thanksgiving, said he is going to be ready for the beginning of the 2016 season and that “you might see me in and out of OTAs or something like that.”

Inside linebackers Keenan Robinson and Will Compton also had significant shoulder injuries, but do not anticipate they will need offseason surgery. Robinson missed four games this season with labrum, rotator cuff and biceps injuries in his right arm. Compton, who started every game since securing the mike linebacker role in Week 10, had a small tear in the labrum in his left shoulder as well as bursitis.

Running back Matt Jones, who missed the last three games with a left hip injury, said he will see a specialist in Philadelphia and does not need surgery.

Outside linebacker Junior Galette, who tore his left Achilles’ tendon in the preseason, said he is at roughly 70 percent and expects to be fully healthy in March. 

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