Washington's Brian Orakpo plans to play with hard cast on left hand
Orakpo, who injured his hand during Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, said x-rays showed no break. But he does have a torn ligament.
“I don’t feel as bad this week as I did in the game so I can still play my normal right side,” Orakpo said. “I’ll be fine.”
“I don’t know how it will affect me because I haven’t been in that situation yet,” he said. “We’ll see. I should be fine. I’m on the edge. I can hold the edge. I only need to grab [when I] tackle.”
The 28-year-old has 10 tackles and half a sack this season. He had 10.0 sacks last season en route to making his third Pro Bowl.
Washington is 1-2 on the season and hosts the New York Giants on Thursday night.
- Paul Palladino