Updates from Monday, Aug. 11
Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com reports DeAngelo Hall's status for today's practice:
D-Hall is actually participating in individual drills. Bruised back must be much better today.— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 11, 2014
Of his injury, D-Hall said his back "locked up so bad I couldn't walk." Went from cart, to wheelchair, to crutches to practice today.— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 11, 2014
Hall said it's been a rough 12 hours.— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 11, 2014
El-Bashir had more from his conversation with Hall about his status for the Redskins' next game:
Hall said he’ll gradually ramp up his activity over the next few days and hopes to suit up Monday night against the Browns. That decision, however, won’t be made until later in the week.
“If my body permits it, I’ll definitely be out there,” Hall said. “I’m not a guy who likes to sit on the side and watch.”
Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall suffered a back injury in practice on Sunday and left the field for treatment, according to the team’s official Twitter account.
CB @DeAngeloHall23 landed on his back and left practice for treatment today. Could be a bruse; more info from Coach Gruden later today.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 10, 2014
According to Liz Clarke of The Washington Post, Hall was carted off the field:
#Redskins will update status of CB DeAngelo Hall at 3:50 p.m. Hall crashed hard on back during a.m. practice & was carted off.— Liz Clarke (@lizclarketweet) August 10, 2014
Mike Jones of the Washington Post provides details from head coach Jay Gruden:
Gruden: Hall walking around better and has a bruised back. doesn't think he'll be out long.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) August 10, 2014
The 30-year-old veteran was re-signed to a four-year deal by Washington in February. Hall has played for the Redskins for six years and is coming off a season that saw him rack up 78 tackles, four interceptions, three defensive touchdowns and two forced fumbles.
Mentally, I’m just in a place where I know I don’t have a lot of football left, so I want to go out there, have as much fun as possible, lay it all on the line and not leave anything in the tank, so when I do walk away from this game, I feel good about it. That’s just been my approach to these offseason practices and even last year. I just want to have fun and help us win as many games as possible.
The goal is not about my individual success. . . . I understand it’s not about me but about this team, and I’m just trying to make everybody better.
Washington finished the 2013 season with a 3-13 regular-season record, but will be looking for much more success this year. Hall was tabbed to be one of the defensive leaders for the franchise, and his injury is troubling news for a team with postseason hopes.
The Redskins have solid depth at cornerback with E.J. Biggers and Tracy Porter on the roster, but the team is unquestionably better with Hall patrolling the secondary.
*Stats via NFL.com.