Morris (ribs) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Giants. A full practice participant throughout the week, Morris is expected to play through the rib injury that knocked him out of a Week 11 loss to the Panthers. There's some chance the pain will flare up again during Sunday's game, but the bigger issue is that he's part of a three-man committee, in a matchup that should favor the Washington passing game.
Morris (rib) practiced fully Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. In Week 10, Morris suffered a rib injury but played through the pain, totaling 15 rushes for 92 yards and three receptions for 14 yards. He attempted to do the same Sunday at Carolina, but his early aggravation resulted in no production whatsoever. Head coach Jay Gruden confirmed the nature of the ailment Wednesday, calling it a bruised rib, with no fractures or cartilage damage, according to Brian McNally of 106.7 the Fan DC. As a result, Morris' availability for Sunday's game versus the Giants isn't really in question, but his workload could be curtailed if he's unable to handle the discomfort.
Morris is considered day-to-day after aggravating his rib injury during Week 11, the Washington Post reports. Morris was unable to finish Sunday's game due to the injury. He was able to play through it the previous weekend.
Redskins head coach Jon Gruden said that Morris' rib injury is a tough issue for a running back to deal with, CBS DC reports. Morris was removed from Sunday's game against the Panthers in the first quarter after aggravating a pre-existing issue. There hasn't been any indication that it's a severe injury, but head coach Jay Gruden did suggest that the pain could result in missed time, which lead to a larger workload for Matt Jones. The Redskins face the Giants in Week 12.
Morris carried twice for zero yards before leaving Sunday's game against the Panthers with a rib injury. The 26-year-old was limited in practice because of a rib injury he suffered in the Week 10 game against the New Orleans Saints, which he likely re-aggravated Sunday. Rather than turning to Matt Jones or Chris Thompson for a significant contribution, the Redskins were simply forced to throw, as they trailed by 24 points at the half. The severity of Morris' latest ailment still remains to be seen, but Jones and Thompson would be in line for larger roles if he were to miss next week's home matchup with the Giants.
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