Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan updated the status of several injured players following the win over the Tennessee Titans.
Rookie safety Anderson Russell suffered a non-contact ACL tear on a first quarter punt return that led to a Titans touchdown. Russell clutched his leg and went down right before Titans punt returner Marc Mariani ran through the area en route to his 87 yard scoring run. He has been placed on injured reserve. What a tough break for Russell who was signed to the team November 8. it must have seemed that his dream had come true.
Linebacker Rocky McIntosh suffered a groin injury and is sore. He is day-to-day.
Running back Clinton Portis aggravated his groin tear ans is awaiting the results of a MRI. then he will see "a couple of doctors," says Shanahan. That can't be good.
Running back Chad Simpson broke the fifth metatarsal in his foot and requires surgery. He has been placed on injured reserve. Simpson joined the team in September hoping for a shot to play. That is another tough break. Simpson injured his foot in pregame warm-ups. What we said of Anderson Russell and broken dreams goes double for Simpson.
Shanahan added that it looks unlikely that running back Ryan Torain will be ready for the Vikings game.
The Redskins promoted running back James Davis to the full roster from the practice squad. A roster spot is open. Shanahan hopes to fill it with a safety.