Forget about the scoreboard. The fact that the Redskins' training staff had an easy Thursday night at FedEx Field is the team's biggest victory of the preseason.
The Redskins came into their preseason opener against the Patriots a little banged up but they emerged from the contest none the worse for wear.
No players were helped off of the field during the game and coach Jay Gruden was hard pressed to recall any injuries from the game.
“I don’t think any of it was significant,” said Gruden. “I think [running back] Roy [Helu] hurt his knee a little bit, and a couple other little minor tweaks. I’m trying to think who else… I’m not sure. Roy Helu, he’ll be OK. Chris Thompson hurt his ankle a little bit. [LB Adrian] Robinson got the wind knocked out of him, but he came back in. I think that’s about it.”
After the game both Thompson and Helu said that they would be fine, although it should be noted that injuries can sometimes turn up to be worse the following day than they do immediately after the game, while the player is still warmed up.
Wide receivers Pierre Garçon (hamstring) and DeSean Jackson (foot) sat out with injuries that may or may not have kept them out of a regular season game. Safeties Phillip Thomas and Ryan Clark, both suffering from hamstring strains, did not dress either.
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