Alfred Morris rushed for 78 yards on 23 carries and added a 12-yard catch in Sunday's win over the Giants.
Coming off of a 0-yard performance in Week 11 during which he aggravated a rib injury, Morris returned to post his third highest rushing total of the season. Morris has been hot and cold this season, with three games of over 90 total yards and five games of fewer than 20 total yards. Despite receiving the majority of the carries in Washington's two-man backfield, Morris has yet to find the end zone this season, further diminishing his worth.
Alfred Morris (ribs) is listed as active Sunday versus the Giants, Brian McNally of 106.7 The Fan DC reports.
Bruised ribs didn't hinder Morris' ability to practice this week, but it remains to be seen if he'll be able to bounce back from a negligible Week 11 performance. In addition to the injury, the presence of Matt Jones and Chris Thompson could combine to inhibit Morris' snap count, though the veteran could make inroads against a Giants defense that has allowed 4.2 YPC to running backs in 2015.
Alfred 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.
Alfred 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 was unable to finish Sunday's game due to the injury, though he was able to play through it the previous weekend.
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