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Dashaun Phillips Injury: Updates on Redskins CB's Neck and Return

Washington Redskins' Dashaun Phillips (35) is carted off the field by first responders as Ricky Jean Francois (99) watches in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. Phillips was injured while helping stop Cowboys running back Darren McFadden on a running play. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistJanuary 3, 2016

Washington cornerback Dashaun Phillips suffered a neck injury in Week 17 against the Dallas Cowboys and did not return. However, he is ready to take the field.

Continue for updates. 

Phillips Active vs. Packers

Sunday, Jan. 10

The Redskins confirmed Phillips is available to play in the Wild Card Game versus Green Bay.

Latest on Phillips' Practice Status

Wednesday, Jan. 6

The team announced Phillips was a full participant in Wednesday's session.

Gruden Comments on Phillips' Injury

Monday, Jan. 4

Head coach Jay Gruden told reporters Phillips is "fine."

Phillips Injured After Head-to-Head Collision 

Sunday, Jan. 3

Phillips was unable to return after suffering the neck injury, according to the team. He was taken to the hospital, though he still has feeling in his extremities, per the team.  

Phillips was injured after attempting to tackle Dallas running back Darren McFadden in the second quarter, per John Keim of ESPN.com. The two players collided helmets during the impact.

Phillips, 25, has appeared in five games for Washington this season, notching four tackles. He's mostly made an impact on special teams.


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