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London Fletcher dealing with sprained ankle

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Redskins linebacker London Fletcher’s consecutive games played streak is in jeopardy again.

Fletcher sprained his left ankle during Sunday’s 31-6 win over the Eagles and Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com reports that Fletcher’s ankle is in a walking boot as a result of the injury. Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Fletcher would not have been able to practice if the Redskins, who play Thursday in Dallas, had held a practice.

“Knowing London, he’ll be back if possible,” Shanahan said. “But we’ll have to evaluate it day-by-day.”

The Redskins lost safety Brandon Meriweather for the season in the game as well, which could mean the Redskins defense could be pretty short on Thanksgiving. The defense had its best day of the season against Philly, but it has been a poor unit for much of the season.

Fletcher left Sunday’s game after sustaining the injury in the first quarter, but returned to the game and wound up playing 45 of 74 snaps in the game. Fletcher has played in 234 straight games, tied with Ronde Barber for the most among active players. A hamstring injury earlier this season threatened the streak, but Fletcher was able to play despite missing all or most of every practice before the Week Eight game against the Steelers.

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4 Responses to “London Fletcher dealing with sprained ankle”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 19, 2012 6:12 PM

    London Fletcher is the greatest MLB of this generation. He’s tough and a man’s man.

  2. redfield11 says: Nov 19, 2012 7:12 PM

    Everyone in the NFC east hates each other (fans and players) but there are a few people on each team that everyone respects.

    Cowboys:
    Ware/Witten/Lee

    Eagles:
    Mccoy
    Nnamdi

    Giants:
    Justin Tuck
    JPP

    Redskins:
    Orakpo
    Fletcher

  3. stevenray72 says: Nov 19, 2012 7:13 PM

    London will know how to get his body ready to play. Get through Thursday beat Dallas and he will have a few extra days to heal for the next one.

  4. makenoisefortheboys says: Nov 20, 2012 1:17 PM

    ill take Ray Lewis best mlb of this generation, league mvp one yr I believe. Not 100% on that stat though

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