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Rob Kelley to miss at least a month with toe injury, surgery possible

September 17, 2018

ASHBURN Redskins running back Rob Kelley could miss the next month with a toe injury, coach Jay Gruden said Monday.

Kelley suffered the injury in Sunday’s 21-9 loss to the Colts in the first half. He finished the game with one yard on one carry.

Gruden said surgery is possible and the team could place Kelley on injured reserve.

“It could be a month, month-and-a-halftype deal,” Gruden said. “We’ll get the final word soon.”

This is the latest set back for Kelley, who was set to be the starter after Derrius Guice went down with a torn ACL, only for the Redskins to sign Adrian Peterson. Kelleyalso missed nine games last season with a variety of injuries.

Kelley started nine games in 2016 and seven games last season.

With Kelley sidelined, Gruden said the Redskins could sign another player. The Redskins worked out “four or five” players Monday, Gruden said, including a pair of former first-rounders in wide receiver Breshad Perriman (2015) and quarterback Paxton Lynch (2016).

The Redskins don’t necessarily have to sign another running back as 2017 fourth-rounder Samaje Perine is still on the roster. Perine has been inactive on game days through two weeks.

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