By Tarik El-Bashir
Chris Chester confirmed the ankle sprain he suffered in Monday’s practice is mild in nature. But the Redskins’ right guard couldn’t say when he’ll be able to resume practice or whether he’ll suit up for Thursday’s season opener in Buffalo.
“I’ve had similar things before,” said Chester, who sported a wrap and compression sock on his left leg. “It’s nothing major, really.”
Chester was injured early in 11 on 11 drills during Monday’s practice, when his legs got tangled with a teammate as the two fell to the turf. He did not return to the field. After the practice, Chester was carted from the field to the team’s facilities.
Asked when he thinks he’ll be able to return, Chester said: “We’ll just have to see. I’m not really quite sure. I wouldn’t think it will take very long.”
If that’s indeed the case, it would be encouraging news for the Redskins, who are already without two starters on the offensive line. Kory Lichtensteiger is recovering from a second knee operation, while Jammal Brown remains sidelined indefinitely with a hip injury.
Chester said he hopes to face the Bills, who racked up 10 sacks in the teams’ meeting last October. But if he’s not, Adam Gettis will likely be his replacement on the first team.