Santana Moss Injury: Washington Redskins' WR Practices, May Play Vs. Seahawks

Wide receiver Santana Moss practiced Wednesday and may return to action for the Redskins' November 27 game vs. the Seattle Seahawks.

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Santana Moss Injury Update: Washington Redskins' WR Likely To Return Vs. Seahawks

Washington Redskins wideout Santana Moss, out for the last four games with a broken left hand, practiced in full Wednesday and will return to the lineup Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, barring any setbacks, according to Rick Maese of the Washington Post. Moss told reporters "I feel like my hand is ready," notes Rich Campell.

Moss suffered the injury against the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 23 and had to leave the game. He underwent surgery the next day and initially announced a recovery timetable of three-to-six weeks, so returning against Seattle would put him right on schedule.

Moss, a one-time Pro Bowler, has 25 catches for 301 yards this season, with two touchdowns. His return would likely lower the workload of tight end Fred Davis, the team's leading receiver, and make Washington's offense at least a touch more dynamic.

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Santana Moss Injury Update: Washington Redskins' WR To Miss At Least Five Weeks, Says Coach Mike Shanahan

Santana Moss is expected to miss between five to seven weeks, said Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan in a Monday news conference, following surgery on his broken left hand. Moss, who leads Redskins wide receivers with 25 catches this season, suffered the injury Sunday in the Skins' 33-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Should Moss miss just five weeks, he'd sit out games against the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 30, the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 6, the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 13., the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 20, and the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 27.

The Redskins are already a mediocre passing team, ranking No. 21 in touchdowns (seven) and No. 31 in interceptions (10) on the season. As Gregg Rosenthal of Pro Football Talk notes, Moss and Jabar Gaffney are the only Washington wide receivers with more than 60 yards receiving on the season; tight end Fred Davis leads the team with 28 catches for 423 yards.

Without their best wide receiver, Washington figures to have to rely even more on the run game for offense. However, lead running back Tim Hightower has a torn ACL which may rule him out for the season -- a story you can follow in this StoryStream on SB Nation D.C. -- which further complicates matters.

At 3-3, the Redskins are tied with the Dallas Cowboys for second place in the NFC East, trailing the division-leading New York Giants by one game.

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Santana Moss Injury Update: Washington Redskins' WR Has Broken Hand

Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss was forced to leave the game against the Carolina Panthers with a hand injury, and as it turns out, the injury appears to be serious. Moss did indeed suffer a broken bone in his hand, coach Mike Shanahan announced in his postgame press conference.

Shanahan didn't say how long Moss would be sidelined for at this time, suggesting that Moss will need additional X-Rays. However, he was very clear in saying that Moss has a broken bone. He was asked later in the press conference to confirm the news, and he repeated that Moss has a broken bone.

Moss has 23 receptions for 284 yards and two touchdowns in five games this season.

(Quotes via Comcast SportsNet's "Redskins Postgame Live").

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Santana Moss Injury Update: Redskins' WR Out For Game Vs. Panthers

There has been no official update on the injury status of Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss, but according to a report by CBS' Charley Casserly, Moss is not expected to return to the game against the Carolina Panthers. Moss suffered a left hand injury earlier in the game.

Upon suffering the injury, Moss raced to the trainer's room, then returned with his hand wrapped. The Redskins have thus far only said that he is questionable to return. However, judging from what is being wrapped on his hand, a return does seem unlikely. In fact, he emerged from the halftime locker room with a T-shirt and shorts on, which indicates he is done for the day.

Without Moss, Jabar Gaffney, Anthony Armstrong, Niles Paul and Terrence Austin will need to step up. This may also give third-round pick Leonard Hankerson an opportunity. Hankerson has been made active for the first time all season.

For more on the Washington Redskins, check out SB Nation's Washington Redskins blog Hogs Haven. For more on the Redskins vs. Panthers showdown, visit this StoryStream. For more on the Panthers, visit SB Nation's Panthers blog Cat Scratch Reader.

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