Notable Injuries Hurt Redskins In Winning Effort Against Giants

The Redskins got the win they needed -- along with a lengthy injury report nobody desires.

The bumps and bruises piled up for the Washington Redskins in Sunday's season-saving 29-27 win at the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon, wreaking havoc along the offensive line and in the secondary. Injury reports will be a must-read all week heading into Week 4's matchup against the Cleveland Browns.

* CB Bashaud Breeland -- The one to watch. Breeland crumpled to the ground on New York's second possession. Down for a bit, he needed help getting to the sideline and a cart getting to the locker room. Washington ruled Breeland out with an ankle injury. After the game, head coach Jay Gruden announced Breeland and others would have MRI exams when the team returns home. His comments hint at Washington possibly being without the third-year cornerback at least next week and possibly beyond. "We never want to lose a guy like Breeland because of his attitude and how hard he plays," Gruden said. "It's hard to replace to replace Breeland, but somebody is going to have to step up like they did today."

Quinton Dunbar picked up more work as a result and came up with a key fourth-quarter interception in the end zone.

* FS DeAngelo Hall -- A sprained knee in the second quarter took the starting free safety off the field for the remainder of the game. After the game, the news sounds much, much worse. Injuries are always worth tracking, but that's especially true for 32-year-old defensive backs with a history of injuries.

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* G Shawn Lauvao -- The Redskins announced at the start of the second half that Lauvao had been ruled out with an ankle injury. The fear here is a reoccurrence of the season-ending left ankle injury Lauvau suffered, coincidentally, in Week 3 at the Giants last year. Lauvao also underwent surgeries on his troublesome right foot last year. Trent Williams had to shift inside as Ty Nsekhe took over at left tackle. 

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* C Kory Lichtensteiger -- He was ruled out with a calf injury. Spencer Long took over at center, meaning the Redskins got a long look at a lineup many have called for in recent weeks. It will be very interesting to review the film and hear what the coaches have to say about the offensive line with Long in the middle. The Redskins played the second half with no backup offensive linemen available.

* WR DeSean Jackson -- The playmaker scored Washington's first touchdown with a diving catch. He later scored a meeting with the training staff when he limped off the field after trying to make another catch but returned after missing just a few plays. Jackson sat out Wednesday's practice due to ankle and knee issues.

* RB Matt Jones -- He was examined for a possible concussion after taking a big, fumble-causing hit in the third quarter. The Redskins recovered as did Jones, who soon returned and provided rugged running in the fourth quarter.

* CB Dashaun Phillips - Questionable with a hamstring injury. His coverage in the slot, also questionable.

* WR Josh Doctson -- The rookie was a late scratch after playing in the first two games despite a lingering Achilles injury. Doctson revealed to Breaking Burgundy this week that the foot wasn't his only issue. We'll see if the Redskins sat Doctson because of a setback or not. That he did sit brings back into question why he was activated for Week 1 and perhaps Week 2 after just a handful of practices following an entire summer of not practicing or playing.

Ben Standig is the Publisher of Breaking Burgundy and the Huddle Report's 2012 NFL Mock Draft champion. You can find him on Twitter @benstandig and on Google+.

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