Brandon Meriweather says knee injury isn’t serious

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Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather probably shouldn’t walk under any ladders.

Meriweather’s left knee injury kept him out for weeks of the regular season before he was finally ready to return on Sept. 30 against the Buccaneers. He collided with wide receiver Aldrick Robinson during warmups, though, and would up having his debut delayed until this Sunday against the Eagles.

Meriweather couldn’t make it though the game without getting hurt. He hurt his right knee in the second half, an injury which looked somewhat serious on the field and Meriweather did not return during the game. According to Meriweather, that was just because of the 31-6 score. He declared himself fine after the game and said he plans on playing this Thursday against the Cowboys. Coach Mike Shanahan was a little less certain.

“Right now, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it’s nothing serious,” Shanahan said, via Chris Russell of ESPN 980.

The quick turnaround could work against Meriweather, but, for now, it seems his hiatus will be shorter this time around.