New Redskins’ coach Mike Shanahan says that the team’s starting quarterback Donovan McNabb may be questionable for the season opener in Washington, Sept. 12. McNabb, who missed last week’s preseason game--a winning effort against the New York Jets on Saturday--has been struggling to return from an ankle sprain.
“I really don't know for sure,” Shanahan said, per ESPN.com. “That's why it's day by day. We'll see how it goes.”
McNabb hasn’t so much as practiced since suffering the ankle injury in the second week of the preseason, an exhibition against the Baltimore Ravens, and won’t play Thursday as the ‘Skins take on the Cardinals in Arizona. Second-string quarterback Rex Grossman will likely be held out of the team’s final preseason game as well--which could suggest that the team is preparing to face the Cowboys without their new starting quarterback.
Then again, it’s hard to imagine that, unless the injury is rather serious, the Redskins would open up their brand new season, with their brand new team, without their brand new quarterback--this against the very-much-hated Dallas Cowboys, at home. Which is to say, if it’s at all possible, McNabb will play against the Cowboys to open the season.
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