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Colt McCoy could return before end of season after leg surgery

December 5, 2018

Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy underwent surgery on his fractured fibula Tuesday, but the injury doesn’t appear to be as bad as the teaminitially thought.

Coach Jay Gruden first told reporters after Monday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that McCoy’s injury would likely be season-ending. McCoy exited the game in the second quarter.

But on Tuesday, Gruden said McCoy could miss 2-4 weeks which would even give the 32-year-old a chance at returning this year.

Gruden said 2-3 weeks might be “wishful thinking” before mentioning four weeks as a timetable for recovery.

“I dont think Ill put him on (injured reserve) right away,“Gruden said. “I think well try to get through this week, see where were at, and see where hes at. So, if we can figure out a way to beat the Giants, which I think we will do the best we can, and were still alive in this thing, Id like to keep him up if he can get back for the last game of the year against Philadelphia it would be great, or possibly the playoffs.

“But right now I think were going to hold on him and not put him on IR until we get more information about where we are.”

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