Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall could miss training camp with ankle injury
"I can't put any pressure on it. It's kind of funky. I've never had this particular injury before. It could take a couple of days, it could take a couple of weeks,” Hall said. “So they're cool with me just sitting down for now and give it time to rest and heal up."
Hall suffered the ankle injury during Monday’s practice when he lost his footing while trying to defend rookie free agent receiver Skye Dawson.
"The young guy, he ran a great route," Hall said of Dawson who emerged as a surprise standout during training camp practices. "Coming out of my break, something just gave out."
The 29-year-old Hall added that he initially though he tore a ligament. But Washington Redskins officials don’t seem overly concerned about Hall’s injury.
“I don't think it's that serious right now,” Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday. “I know it's quite sore. It takes a little while to find out for sure. Hopefully he's okay. We'll know more in the next 24 hours.”
Hall continued to remain up-beat despite the injury on Tuesday, after receiving no reports of fracture or Achilles issues in his right ankle.
"A lot of guys were joking, `Yeah, you wanted a day off,’” Hall said. “I'm like, `Yeah, I wanted a day off, but not like this.’”
The injuries are piling up for the Washington Redskins, as Hall becomes the team’s fourth defensive player to suffer a significant setback since training camp opened on Thursday. Seventh-year defensive end Adam Carriker underwent a third surgery on his right knee and will now sit out the next four to five months. Second-year linebacker Keenan Robinson will remain sidelined for at least three months while recovering from a torn left pectoral muscle. The Washington Redskins will be also missing the defensive end Jarvaris Jenkins for the first four games of the season due to suspension after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.
Also Tuesday, left tackle Tent Williams sprained his left wrist when he fell after blocking a play during afternoon practice. Although Williams’ hand was heavily taped, he said the injury isn’t supposed to be serious.
"It's really nothing, though," Williams said. "Just stunned a little bit. I'll be fine."