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Monday, September 30, 2013
Alfred Morris says ribs 'a little tender'

By John Keim

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris said X-rays showed he did not break any ribs, but he’s not sure when he’ll return. Morris left Washington’s 24-14 win against the Oakland Raiders late in the third quarter.

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He said his “ribs are fine, a little tender. I’m all good.” But the good news for Morris is that Washington has a bye this week before playing at Dallas on Oct. 13.

“It helps me out,” Morris said. “It gives me extra time to recover. Even though the bye week is early for me it’s perfect timing. ...It could be a fast recovery or a slow recovery. I really don't know."

Morris, who gained 71 yards on 16 carries, said his ribs were a little sore during the game.

“You could see he was sore,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. “The first quarter he wasn’t running normal and different things I’ve seen him do throughout the course of time.

But at the end of a nine-yard run in the third quarter, Morris said a Raiders defender fell on top of him, causing him to arch his body.

“That was icing on the cake,” Morris said. “It was hurting before, but it wasn’t nothing that I feel like would take me out of the game. [After that] I was like, 'Yeah, this isn’t something I’m going to walk off.'"