Redskins running back Adrian Peterson is expected to play Sunday even though he’s dealing with multiple injuries, but Washington will be down two other key players as receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle) and running back Chris Thompson (rib, knee) will be out against the Panthers, according to NFL Network.
#Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder, knee) is expected to play today, but WR Jamison Crowder (ankle) and RB Chris Thompson (rib, knee) are expected to be out, sources say. WR Paul Richardson (shoulder, knee) is a game-time decision.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 14, 2018
Peterson reportedly is dealing with injuries to his ankle, shoulder and knee. The 33-year-old running back told reporters he suffered a shoulder injury in the first half of Washington’s 43-19 Week 5 loss to the Saints. He reportedly was diagnosed with a strained shoulder Tuesday, but wasn’t expected to miss any time and was limited in practices this week. He also sprained his ankle during a win over the Packers in Week 3.
Even though Peterson will be on the field, the Redskins’ offense won’t be at full strength with Crowder and Thompson sidelined. Both were listed as questionable earlier this week as they deal with different injuries. Crowder and Thompson were injured Monday against the Saints and coach Jay Gruden previously said they would be game-time decisions.
The Redskins (2-2) will host the Panthers (3-1) in Week 6 with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.