by Chuck Carroll

LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — Barry Cofield isn’t exactly sure how he broke a bone in his right hand Monday night, but that’s largely irrelevant as he’s not too concerned about it.

Neither is Mike Shanahan who called the break just a “little fracture” after the Washington Redskins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-13.

The defensive tackle says the injury was a “clean break” and will not require surgery, although he is expected to wear a cast for an undetermined period of time.

His status for the Redskins’ final two preseason games is uncertain.

“Hopefully we can tape it up and I can definitely get some work in practice. We’ll see the coach’s plan is,” he said. “Obviously, my main goal is [Philadelphia] and I’d be surprised if I wasn’t able to be there.”

Cofield said he broke the same bone in the opposite hand while in the 8th grade and came back and played well.

Against the Steelers, he recorded two tackles and is credited with a half sack and recovered fumble.


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