Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson suffered an injury to his left ankle in practice Wednesday morning. He apparently stepped on a New England Patriot defenders foot in a drill. However, the injury does not sound serious and Redskins head coach Jay Gruden left a window open for Jackson to play in Thursdays preseason game.
And while that’s possible, I doubt the Redskins would push Jackson to play even if the ankle injury isn’t severe. The important thing is to get him ready for the regular season. And with the work against the Patriots defense in the joint practices between the teams, Jackson has more than likely already gotten a good amount of work put in.
So I would look for the Redskins to not play DeSean Jackson and take a look at some of the other receivers on the roster like Ryan Grant and Aldrick Robinson to see how they can do against the Patriots. Redskins fans want to see Jackson perform, but it wouldn’t be smart for the Redskins to expose him to further injury if it’s not necessary.