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Redskins injuries: Landry, Rogers ailing, not expecting to play Sunday

November 18, 2010 - 01:35 PM
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Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry said today that he doesn't expect to be able to play on his sore Achilles' tendon this Sunday. (Photo: Heather Farrell)

Strong safety LaRon Landry said today that the condition of his sore left Achilles’ tendon is as bad as it has been all season and that it's to the point that he doesn’t expect to play on Sunday when the Redskins take on the Tennessee Titans in Nashville.

Landry has been bothered by the injury for around five weeks now, but has played through the pain on Sundays while trying to baby it with limited work during practice each week.

It has become increasingly worse, however, and the fourth-year pro said the injections he received several weeks ago only masked the pain and didn’t make it better, and now, the tendon is so sensitive that another shot could cause it to rupture.

“It’s not getting no better, basically,” Landry said. “After the games it gets all inflamed and sore.”

Landry was on the Redskins’ injury report as a player that did not participate in Wednesday’s practice and wasn't expecting to practice today.

Without Landry, the Redskins lose their most versatile player and co-leader in tackles. (Landry and middle linebacker London Fletcher have 85 tackles apiece, which ties them for fourth in the NFL).

Landry isn’t the only player not expecting to play on Sunday, however.

Cornerback Carlos Rogers suffered a hamstring strain midway through the third quarter of Monday night’s loss to the Eagles, and said today that he likely will be out for at least this coming week.

Rogers didn’t practice on Wednesday, and said this morning that he wasn’t going to be practicing today, either.

“I made a cut, kind of a sudden move and it felt funny,” Rogers said. “I don’t want to miss a game period no matter what situation we’re in, but especially the situation we’re in, I want to be out there with the guys. We need a win bad. We haven’t won since Chicago. With the break and losses, it’s a long time.”

Rogers said that his hamstring hurts just walking and that his fear is rushing back and causing further damage.

“I don’t want to be like Malcolm and rush it,” he said referring to wide receiver Malcolm Kelly, who rushed back from a hamstring injury during training camp and now is on injured reserve. “I’m definitely not going to rush it. Especially being in my situation, [not yet having a contract beyond this season], I’m not going to go out there and put something bad on film, that’s not good for me individually or for the team.”

Rogers absence means the Redskins will be without their top cover corner. Although Rogers doesn’t have the best hands on the team, or have the interceptions that DeAngelo Hall has, he does a better job blanketing receivers, prompting opposing quarterbacks to throw away from him.

Another player sidelined with a hamstring injury is running back Ryan Torain, who on Monday -- two weeks after originally suffering the strain -- had a setback during pregame warmups. Torain didn't practice yesterday or today and doesn't appear likely to play on Sunday.

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