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RG3 has no broken bones…Saints’ Ingram has broken hand

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(AP) — An MRI on Robert Griffin III’s dislocated left ankle showed no broken bones. That leaves Washington coach Jay Gruden optimistic the quarterback could return this season. Gruden says Griffin will be in a cast for a few weeks, and then the team will have an idea when Griffin could return.

Without the need for surgery he could return in two months.

In other injury news from NFL Week 2:

— A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has a broken hand. The person says the timeline for Ingram’s return remains unclear. Saints coach Sean Payton says he’s following his policy of not releasing injury information until the next NFL-required injury report, which for New Orleans this week is Wednesday afternoon.

— The San Diego Chargers say running back Ryan Mathews has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Coach Mike McCoy won’t say how much time Mathews is expected to miss, other than “he’ll be out for a little bit of time.”

— The Chicago Bears say cornerback Charles Tillman will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his right triceps Sunday against San Francisco. The Bears left open the possibility of a comeback by placing Tillman on IR with a designation to return.

— Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno is expected to be sidelined for at least a month with a left elbow injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to Buffalo. Miami has re-signed Daniel Thomas to shore up the position.

— Jacksonville will be without versatile tight end Marcedes Lewis for six to eight weeks because of an ankle injury. Lewis suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday’s loss to Washington. Coach Gus Bradley says Lewis could end up on the injured reserve/designated to return.

— Arizona coach Bruce Arians says outside linebacker John Abraham will return to the Cardinals on Tuesday. Abraham left the team last Tuesday after sustaining a concussion in the Cardinals’ season-opening victory over San Diego.

*Photo courtesy of Washington Post

 

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