ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — The Washington Redskins’ early bye week is coming at the right time for three tight ends battling injuries.

Logan Paulsen revealed Tuesday that he has a sprained left knee.

Paulsen said that an MRI revealed a Grade 2 MCL sprain. He says he was relieved the injury isn’t more serious.

Coach Mike Shanahan says he hopes Paulsen won’t have to miss a game.

“I don’t know for sure, but he’ll get treatment all this week and we’ll find out more next Monday,” said Shanahan. “Hopefully he’ll be back.”

Paulsen has extra time to heal because the Redskins have a bye this week.

Paulsen was hurt in Sunday’s 24-14 win over the Oakland Raiders. He started the game ahead of Fred Davis and Jordan Reed, who have both been nursing injuries.

Reed missed the game with a bruised right thigh, while Davis was used as an “insurance policy” after recovering from a sprained right ankle.

Reed will remain at Redskins Park during the bye week to receive treatment.

“Hopefully with a week’s rest, he’ll be ready to go,” said Shanahan.


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