Report: Washington to be without Byron Marshall for 2-4 weeks

AP

A pair of Washington running backs went down with ankle injuries in Thursday night’s game against the Jets and head coach Jay Gruden downplayed the severity of both of them in his postgame press conference.

One of the back is set to miss some time, however. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Byron Marshall will be out 2-4 weeks due to his injury.

Marshall left the game after Samaje Perine exited in the first half. There’s been no word on how long Perine might be out with what Gruden termed a twisted ankle. Both those injuries came a week after Washington lost second-round pick Derrius Guice for the season to a torn ACL.

Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, Kapri Bibbs and Marquez Carter are the healthy backs in Washington at the moment.

6 responses to “Report: Washington to be without Byron Marshall for 2-4 weeks

  1. Can we stop getting hurt? Last year was a complete disaster as well with injuries. Can we start asking questions about the conditioning team? is it the field? What is going on that I don’t have to resort to believing some sort of Voodoo Hex on the Skins.

  2. Chris Thompson is able to play, but he’s still not fully recovered mentally or physically from breaking his leg last season–that’s what he says, anyways.

  3. Man, Skins cannot stay healthy. Last year, the O line was completely gone by year’s end. This year, the RBs already toast.

    I don’t know what’s up – but something’s gotta give with Gruden at some point. Alex Smith might be in line for a big year if he’s gonna throw it 40 times a game.

  4. FWIW, Kelly looks svelte. The weight is is impressive and he looks more agile than he ever has. But he’s always had trouble staying healthy too. Bibbs is strictly a Chris Thompson 3rd down fill-in.

    But they need a combo of a healthy O-line and a healthy dynamic back like Geice to move the sticks. 47 year old Vernon Davis is currently the best vertical threat on the team.

    I’m an Alex Smith fan, but it will be a miracle if he can get this roster to better than 6-10.

  5. I’ve been complaining about the strength and conditioning team for a couple of years now. Namely the Gruden kid… send him to Oakland with his father!! And for God’s sake get a competent O-line. They can’t open holes for crap!!

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