Washington Football Team injury report: Holcomb out, Fuller questionable
By Ian Cummings
With every Friday comes a relevant update to the injury report, and the Washington Football Team’s injury report, while not heavily occupied, has some important names on it.
The Washington Football Team‘s superior bill of health was, at the very least, a strong factor in the team’s ability to overwhelm the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1. No one is slighting the amount of talent Washington has on their roster, but the Eagles, who were missing three starting offensive linemen, certainly drew the short end of the stick.
Washington was missing a defensive starter in Kendall Fuller, but for the most part, their squad remained in tact ahead of the game, and even through the team’s first game, there was minimal injury. They’ll hope that this trend can carry on throughout the rest of the season. But in the meantime, there are individual ailments to discuss.
The Washington Football Team released an update to their Week 2 injury report today, and just like last week, defensive back Kendall Fuller and linebacker Thomas Davis are listed. Additionally, linebacker Cole Holcomb has been ruled out, so the status of Davis demands extra attention for depth purposes.
The most notable status listed on the injury report, however, is Fuller, same as last week. Fuller was a full participant in practice on both Wednesday and Thursday, which spelled optimism for his status against the Cardinals. But today, he apparently regressed, and was listed as limited, and categorized as “questionable” for Sunday’s matchup.
The secondary fared surprisingly well without Fuller against the Eagles, but missing his versatility and veteran experience isn’t a preferential position, nonetheless. Fuller, when healthy, can provide the Washington Football Team with position-less flexibility, and allow other defensive backs to play with more pace and freedom. Additionally, Fuller himself might benefit from playing behind Washington’s defensive front, but we haven’t seen the two together yet.
With all this being said, these are the only three injuries that Washington is dealing with. Offensive tackle Saahdiq Charles, most notably, has been a full participant all week, and Ron Rivera said a couple days ago that Charles is “competing”. Depth on the offensive line is particularly important for Washington, as their first line has proven to be inconsistent on its own.
Despite their lack of injuries, the Washington Football Team likely won’t outpace the Cardinals in that department this week. Arizona’s most recent injury report only listed seven players, and two of those players — Larry Fitzgerald and DeAndre Hopkins — were listed as full participants as late as Thursday.
It’s shaping up to be an “all-systems-go” showdown in the desert, between two teams that are defying expectations early.