Washington's Brian Orakpo plans to play with hard cast on left hand

Tuesday September 23rd, 2014

Washington linebacker Brian Orakpo said he expects to play Thursday night with a hard cast on his left hand, CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir reports.

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.

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“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.

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall will miss the rest of the season after tearing his Achilles during Sunday's loss.

Washington is 1-2 on the season and hosts the New York Giants on Thursday night.

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