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Injuries to Lauvao, Lichtensteiger force strange shift on Redskins offensive line

Injuries to Lauvao, Lichtensteiger force strange shift on Redskins offensive line

Injuries are pummeling the Redskins offensive line as both starting center Kory Lichtensteiger and left guard Shawn Lauvao are out for Washington. Redskins PR announced Lichtensteiger injured his calf and Lauvao injured his ankle.

The injuries forced some bizarre substitutions for the 'Skins. Spencer Long came in to play center, and without another backup giard on the active roster, veteran Pro Bowl tackle Trent Williams moved to left guard. Ty Nsekhe then took Williams' spot at left tackle.

Watching Williams at left guard is going to be odd for Redskins fans accustomed to 71 on the outside. For Kirk Cousins, working with Spencer Long is also a unique challenge.

Should the Redskins sustain another offensive line injury, there are no more offensive line substitutes available. A tight end would likely have to come in and play tackle, or something more bizarre and unusual.

RELATED: Hall out after being helped off the field with knee injury

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DeAngelo Hall helped off the field with knee injury

DeAngelo Hall helped off the field with knee injury

Moments before the two minute warning in the first half of the Redskins game against the Giants safety DeAngelo Hall was helped off the field. It appeared Hall could put no weight on his right leg and was seen grasping his knee.

Redskins PR announced that Hall sprained his right knee and will not return to the game.

In nine years with the Redskins, Hall has started 94 games though this year he was converting to free safety after playing cornerback his whole career. A veteran leader for Washington, any absence for Hall will be a blow to the team both on the field and in the locker room.

With Hall out, the Redskins will need more from Will Blackmon and possibly Duke Ihenacho at safety. Deshazor Everett also could get snaps alongside David Bruton.

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