Jonathan Allen’s top offseason priority is staying healthy

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Last year Washington used its first-round draft pick on defensive end Jonathan Allen, and he earned a starting job from Day One, but he didn’t do much as a rookie: Allen played just five games before suffering a season-ending foot injury, and he finished his rookie year with just one sack.

This year, the top priority for Allen is staying healthy.

Coach Jay Gruden said Allen could do everything in Organized Team Activities, but they’re purposely taking it easy on him because they want to make sure he’s peaking at the right time, which is in September, not May.

“He’s just slowly working back into it, but just watching him in Phase 2, watching him in individual, he looks good,” Gruden said, via the Washington Times. “He’s 100 percent, but we’re still going to try to take care of his reps and monitor how much he’s doing to make sure he’s full-go for training camp. But I’m very pleased and anxious to see him get more work.”

Allen played just 159 snaps on defense and 26 snaps on special teams last year, so it would be a major disappointment if he doesn’t get more work on the field in 2018.

8 responses to “Jonathan Allen’s top offseason priority is staying healthy

  1. Honestly if somebody has a bad toe in October…..and in June the NEXT YEAR….the toe is still a problem….well…THAT’s a Problem. It doesn’t take more than 8 months for a toe to heal and ya don’t have to be a Doctor to figure that one out.

    For years the Redskins have had a problem with injuries and surgery recoveries, so I would suggest changing some medical personnel as well as trainers. I do not consider firing the trainer and promoting his ASSISTANT as a real change.

  2. Im pretty sure “bad toe” was not the medical diagnosis. It was however diagnosed as a Lisfranc fracture. This injury involves a long recovery period to bring the patient back to full use of the affected joint or bode….particularly when the patient is a giant human that is going to put massive stress on the injured area again as part of his job. Actual facts are important when forming opinions.

  3. Sal Tynuts……the actual fact is that a Lisfranc injury is a “BAD TOE” essentially because it was reported the metatarsal area was the affected area. Wasn’t a GOOD toe was it?? so it must be a BAD TOE. LOL

    Come down off your Homer Chair to ride the reality train. You Homers are pathetic who defend every Redskins criticism like its life and death. So take your own advice and use FACTS when blabbing your “BURGUNDY” opinions. Unlike those of you who get emotional and scream and cry about criticism……I just comment on the facts. And the fact is Jon Allen was injured in college, came into the league with injury concerns, got hurt in season one, and is still not ready to go because Gruden wants to be CAREFUL.

    Gruden is so careful every year that he ends up creating a SOFT TEAM and that creates injuries. That is another fact. So let me know when the Redskins 1st team hits the field healthy and rested and stays healthy as a result of Gruden’s CAUTION & REST policy.

  4. Sal Tynuts……the actual fact is that a Lisfranc injury is a “BAD TOE” essentially because it was reported the metatarsal area was the affected area. Wasn’t a GOOD toe was it?? so it must be a BAD TOE. LOL.
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    You’re not wrong. A Lisfranc injury is the complete separation of the metatarsal area from the garden area, as well as a destruction of the connective tissue in between. So you are right, a Lisfranc injury is a “bad toe”,but in the same that a 60 mph collision is a fender bender.

  5. charlesvineblog says:
    May 29, 2018 at 1:28 pm
    Sal Tynuts……the actual fact is that a Lisfranc injury is a “BAD TOE” essentially because it was reported the metatarsal area was the affected area. Wasn’t a GOOD toe was it?? so it must be a BAD TOE. LOL

    Come down off your Homer Chair to ride the reality train. You Homers are pathetic who defend every Redskins criticism like its life and death. So take your own advice and use FACTS when blabbing your “BURGUNDY” opinions. Unlike those of you who get emotional and scream and cry about criticism……I just comment on the facts. And the fact is Jon Allen was injured in college, came into the league with injury concerns, got hurt in season one, and is still not ready to go because Gruden wants to be CAREFUL.

    Gruden is so careful every year that he ends up creating a SOFT TEAM and that creates injuries. That is another fact. So let me know when the Redskins 1st team hits the field healthy and rested and stays healthy as a result of Gruden’s CAUTION & REST policy.
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    lol. so testy. I am a total homer. Not something one should be ashamed of. you are a bit dramatic.

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