Thursday, September 19, 2013
Injury report: Barry Cofield ditches club
By John Keim
ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield won’t need to wear a padded club to cover his fractured right hand during games.
He practiced without a club protecting his hand Thursday and coach Mike Shanahan said “he believes” Cofield won’t need it Sunday versus the Detroit Lions.
Cofield hasn’t had the hoped-for impact in the first two games, though not all of it can be attributed to the club on his hand. He has quick hands and got past the center Sunday against the Green Bay Packers with a swim move. But it was hard for him to grab onto ballcarriers.
Safety Brandon Meriweather (concussion) was limited. Defensive end Stephen Bowen (knee) was a new addition to the injury report after being limited in practice Thursday.
Place kicker Kai Forbath (groin) won’t kick until Friday or Saturday.
Defensive end Kedric Golston (abdomen) was limited.
For Detroit, running back Reggie Bush (knee) did not practice for a second consecutive day. If he can’t play it changes up how much the Redskins need to defend. He’s more dangerous in the open field than backup Joique Bell.
Safety Don Carey (hamstring), receiver Patrick Edwards (ankle), tackle Jason Fox (groin) and linebacker Ashlee Palmer (ankle) did not practice. Three players were limited: safety Louis Delmas (knee), defensive tackle Nick Fairley (shoulder) and guard Rob Sims (knee).