No doubting Haskins' toughness after playing through ankle injury

Ben Krimmel
December 08, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter.

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The Washington Redskins got pretty well banged up during their 20-15 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Injuries sidelined running back Derrius Guice, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, linebacker Ryan Anderson, and defensive backs Fabian Moreau and Quinton Dunbar for a time. 

So when Redskins rookie Dwayne Haskins sustained an injury to his ankle in the second quarter. The injury appeared to take place during this hit.

And with Haskins' liming it looked like Case Keenum was set to return to the lineup.

Haskins was even having trouble on run plays after handing the ball off.

However, Haskins did not come out despite playing with a big limp for the rest of the contest.

“There was no way I was coming out of the game,” Haskins said after the game.


Immediately, questions were raised, not about Haskins, but about the responsibility of the coaching staff and team president Bruce Allen in keeping the rookie in the game.

Should this cost interim head coach Bill Callahan his job? That's what Richmond Times-Dispatch's Michael Phillips wondered.

The rookie's toughness is unassailable, but the decision from Callahan still seemed misguided.

After the game, it was a slow, walk to the Skins' locker room at Lambeau Field.

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