Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said reserve linebacker Markus White suffered a broken rib and a bruised kidney and will miss Saturday’s game as a result.
It’s unclear how White was hurt, but he removed his shoulder pads early in Wednesday’s practice and was in obvious discomfort as he was tended to by the Redskins’ training staff.
Shanahan said White could return for the team’s third preseason contest against Indianapolis. When exactly he returns, though, could be determined by his pain threshold, Shanahan added.
“We’ll see how long it takes,” the coach said.
White is battling Chris Wilson for a backup outside linebacker job.
A few other notes from Shanahan’s post-practice news conference on Thursday:
--Linebacker London Fletcher did not participate fully in team drills because “he wasn’t feeling too good today,” Shanahan said.
--Wide receiver Darius Hanks was waived-injured Monday because of injuries to his shoulder and elbow, Shanahan revealed today. “It was a six-or seven-month recovery time,” Shanahan said. “The way he hit it, you can tell it was more serious than most shoulder injuries.”