London Fletcher likely to have MRI on hamstring


Redskins linebacker London Fletcher missed the final portion of the Giants’ 27-23 win over his club on Sunday because he suffered a hamstring injury.

Fletcher never left the sideline, but he was spotted stretching on the sideline after leaving the game. Lorenzo Alexander replaced him for the final moments of the loss.

Chris Russell of ESPN980 Radio reports that Fletcher said after the game that he will likely have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. If it is severe enough to force Fletcher out of the lineup, it will end one of the longest consecutive games streaks in NFL history.

Fletcher has played in every single one of his teams’ games since entering the league with the Rams in 1998 and ranks 11th on the all-time consecutive games played streak with 231 in a row. If he is unable to play in Week Eight, it would open the door for Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber, who is just behind Fletcher on the list because of the Bucs’ bye last week, to pass him and continue making his way through the top 10. If both Barber and Fletcher play every game this season, they’ll wind up tied with Mick Tingelhoff and Ryan Longwell for the seventh longest streak ever.