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3 Redskins Defensive Starters Injured Against Giants

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Reed Doughty attempts to tackle New York Giants running back Andre Brown. (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Reed Doughty attempts to tackle New York Giants running back Andre Brown. (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Updated Dec. 2, 2013 5:40 p.m.
Original Dec. 2, 2013 11:11 a.m.

LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — When it rains it pours.

Three key players on the Washington Redskins defense suffered injuries Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants, which officially eliminated the team from postseason contention.

Safety Reed Doughty sustained his second concussion of the season. He was first concussed in Washington’s win over the Chicago Bears on Oct. 20.

Doughty will not be able to return until he passes league-mandated concussion tests and gets a green light from an independent neurologist. He has started seven games this season for Washington.

Head coach Mike Shanahan says linebacker London Fletcher tweaked his ankle in the loss.

“Looked like he sprained it pretty good,” Shanahan said. “It will take a couple of days to find out exactly where he is at.”

Also injured was cornerback DeAngelo Hall who left the game late with a hip injury. It’s unclear when the 30-year-old will be able to return.

“I’m not sure exactly how bad it is,” head coach Mike Shanahan said after the game. “I knew it was sore, and he missed a couple of days. Hopefully he will be back, but I don’t know for sure.”

Few updates were available from Shanahan during his weekly Monday afternoon press conference.

Reed and Doughty will be evaluated daily for symptoms related to the concussions.

Shanahan said Hall and Fletcher were getting treatment and he would know more about their injuries on Wednesday.

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