Before he was released by the Saints, linebacker Junior Galette’s availability for the 2015 season was thought to be at risk because of a pectoral injury.
Galette avoided surgery for that injury and has been practicing with the Redskins without any sign that it’s bothering him since landing in Washington in late July. Wednesday brought a new injury concern for the pass rusher, however.
After practice, coach Jay Gruden said, via Albert Breer of NFL Media, that he’s “very concerned” about an injury that Galette suffered near the end of the session. Gruden said Galette would have his ankle evaluated. Unless that concern is totally overblown, Galette will likely miss this weekend’s game against the Ravens and his game debut with the team will have to wait for another time.
Gruden also said that the team is not sure whether Ryan Kerrigan will make his preseason debut against Baltimore. Kerrigan had a knee scope in May and did not play in either of the team’s first two preseason games.
UPDATE 2:19 p.m. ET: Multiple reports indicate the team fears an Achilles injury for Galette. If it is a torn Achilles, he’ll miss the 2015 season.