ASHBURN, Va. (WAVY) – Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall now walks around with a protective boot on his left foot, and will need crutches for the foreseeable future. More importantly, Washington’s starting cornerback and 11-year veteran will miss the rest of the season.
Hall, who played at Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake and later at Virginia Tech, ruptured his Achilles’ tendon during Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and will need surgery in the next few days. The loss will leave a big void in the Redskins’ defensive backfield, for which the team announced it has activated cornerback Chase Minnifield form the practice squad.
Minnifield is a local product, who played at the University of Virginia.
The Redskins had another scare during the Eagles game when linebacker Brian Orakpo came to the sideline with an injured finger, but he returned to the game, and Gruden said at his post-game press conference he does not expect that will be an issue moving forward.
Washington has a short week and will take its first appearance on the Thursday Night Football stage, when it hosts the New York Giants.