Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said reserve linebacker Markus White suffered a broken rib and a bruised kidney and will miss Saturdays game as a result.Its unclear how White was hurt, but he removed his shoulder pads early in Wednesdays practice and was in obvious discomfort as he was tended to by the Redskins training staff.Shanahan said White could return for the teams third preseason contest against Indianapolis. When exactly he returns, though, could be determined by his pain threshold, Shanahan added.Well see how long it takes, the coach said.White is battling Chris Wilson for a backup outside linebacker job.A few other notes from Shanahans post-practice news conference on Thursday:--Linebacker London Fletcher did not participate fully in team drills because he wasnt feeling too good today, Shanahan said.--Wide receiver Darius Hanks was waived-injured Monday because of injuries to his shoulder and elbow, Shanahan revealed today. It was a six-or seven-month recovery time, Shanahan said. The way he hit it, you can tell it was more serious than most shoulder injuries.
Ryan Kerrigan joined CSN Redskins Insider JP Finlay on Thursday evening to take your questions on Facebook Live, presented by Paisano's Pizza.
What did they get to? Here's a sampling of the questions:
- Does some deep-down part of him wish Robert Griffin III were playing this week when Cleveland comes to town?
- If the Redskins defense were a pizza topping, which would they be?
- Who is the hardest running back to take down?
- How did he get the idea for his sack dance?
That, plus many more, were answered in the nearly 25-minute conversation. Watch it all in the video player below:
An explosive talent with a long-record of off-field issues, Browns receiver Josh Gordon announced Thursday that he will head for rehab.
Gordon missed the entire 2015 season due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, but when he has played, he has produced. In 14 starts during the 2013 season Gordon caught 87 balls for more than 1,600 yards and nine touchdowns.
A teammate of Robert Griffin III's at Baylor, some in Cleveland hoped that reuniting the QB and WR would bring back their college fireworks. That plan faded first when Griffin got injured Week 1, and while Gordon is still suspended, some hope remained that the two could connect later in the season. For now, it seems that plan will not work.
Without the decision to enter a rehab facility, Gordon would have missed the Redskins game this Sunday due to suspension.