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Redskins' Injury List Includes Seven Starters


It was Victory Monday at Redskins Park, and rest and recuperation was in order following Sunday's 19-16 win over the Tennessee Titans.

As many as seven Redskins starters are nursing injuries, some more serious than others.

Two Redskins were placed on injured reserve: running back Chad Simpson with a broken foot and safety Anderson Russell with a knee ligament injury.

In his Monday press conference, head coach Mike Shanahan was asked to talk through the list player by player.

-- Center Casey Rabach

Rabach suffered a second-degree meniscus tear in his knee in the first half and did not return to the game.

Rabach could be scheduled for surgery to repair the injury, but that has not been decided yet.

"We're just going to have to wait to see how it responds," Shanahan said.

Rabach was replaced by Will Montgomery in the lineup.

Montgomery had started at right guard. Kory Lichtensteiger, the starting left guard, moved to the right side and Derrick Dockery came in to play left guard.

-- Guard Derrick Dockery

Dockery had come into the game to play left guard when Rabach suffered his injury. Then Dockery went down early in the second quarter with a knee injury.

Shanahan said that Dockery felt "optimistic" about his chances of returning to action.

"He probably won't be able to practice for a couple days," Shanahan said. "We'll just have to wait and see."

When Dockery went out, Kory Lichtensteiger switched back to left guard and backup offensive tackle Stephon Heyer came in to play right guard.

-- Guard Artis Hicks

Hicks, the starting right guard, was deactivated prior to the game due to a thigh injury.

"We'll take a look at him and we'll have a better feel on Wednesday [when the Redskins practice for the first time this week]," Shanahan said.

Montgomery initially started at right guard. Heyer finished the game at the position.

-- Running back Clinton Portis

Portis re-aggravated a groin injury in the first half and was unable to return to the game.

He had just returned to the starting lineup after missing the last five games due to the injury.

Shanahan said Portis would seek further evaluation from medical specialists.

"We'll know Wednesday exactly how serious the injury is," Shanahan said.

-- Running back Ryan Torain

Torain also did not make the trip to Tennessee, sitting out the game due to a hamstring injury.

He may not be available for the Vikings game.

"That's a long shot right now," Shanahan said. "His hamstring is still sore."

Portis started the game, but when he was sidelined with his groin injury, rookie Keiland Williams played the remainder of the game.

-- Linebacker Rocky McIntosh

McIntosh, the starter at outside linebacker, suffered a groin injury in the first half and was too sore to return to the game.

"I don't think we'll know exactly how serious it is until Wednesday," Shanahan said.

McIntosh was replaced by H.B. Blades the remainder of the game.

-- Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander

Alexander suffered a hamstring injury chasing down Titans kick returner Marc Mariani on his 87-yard punt return in the first quarter.

He was not able to return to the game. Andre Carter stepped in as the full-time linebacker in place of Alexander.

"With those hamstrings, you don't know," Shanahan said of Alexander's status. "We'll just have to wait and see."

-- Safety LaRon Landry

Landry did not make the trip to Tennessee as he continues to rehab a painful Achilles injury.

Shanahan said he did not expect Landry to be available to play this Sunday vs. Minnesota, either.

"I think he'll be out," Shanahan said.

Reed Doughty started at safety alongside Kareem Moore against the Titans.

-- Cornerback Carlos Rogers

Rogers also did not make the trip to Tennessee due to a hamstring injury.

"We'll get a feel for that during the week," Shanahan said.

Rogers was replaced in the lineup by Phillip Buchanon, who logged an interception and a fumble recovery in the win.

-- Defensive end Jeremy Jarmon

Jarmon suffered a hamstring injury in last Friday's practice and he was deactivated prior to the game.

"He tweaked his hamstring pretty good, so we'll wait and see," Shanahan said.

Jarmon has served as a reserve lineman this season. He has played in three games.

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