Ryan Torain Returns To Practice After Wrist Injury, Expected To Play Vs. Tampa Bay

Running back Ryan Torain returned to practice Saturday after missing time with a wrist injury. He is expected to play for the Redskins in their preseason finale on Thursday.

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Mike Shanahan Likely To Name Tim Hightower Starting Running Back

When the post-lockout preseason finally began, it was assumed Washington Redskins running back Ryan Torain would be the starter for head coach Mike Shanahan. But a funny thing happened in August. Torain injured himself (again), and newly acquired Tim Hightower performed extremely well in game action, meaning it is highly likely the Arizona Cardinals' cast-off will be the opening day starter for the Redskins. Via Joseph White of the AP:

"He's done a good job," coach Mike Shanahan said Saturday. "I'm not going to say he's our starter, but if you were betting in Vegas you'd probably bet in that direction."

Hightower was originally obtained to serve as a back-up and compliment to Torain, but his play in the preseason has been excellent, both running the ball and picking up the rush. Hightower has 170 yards on 25 carries (a gaudy 6.8 ypc), scoring two touchdowns in three preseason contests.

Torain will finally see the field in Washington's preseason finale against he Tampa Bay Buccaneers, perhaps battling Evan Royster and Roy Helu Jr. for the role of backup to Hightower.


Ryan Torain Injury Healing, Redskins' Running Back Likely To Play In Final Preseason Game

Ryan Torain returned to practice for the Washington Redskins for the first time since suffering a wrist injury early in training camp. Torain has yet to play in a single game this preseason, but is expected to suit up when the Redskins conclude their preseason against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday.

Via the team's official Twitter:

Meantime at RB, Ryan Torain returned to practice on Saturday and is expected to play in preseason finale on Thursday night vs. T.B.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply


It remains to be seen if Torain will get first-team reps. In his absence, Tim Hightower has been impressive in making his case to be the Redskins' number one running back.


Redskins RB Ryan Torain To See Hand Specialist, According To Report

Less than two weeks ago, Washington Redskins running back Ryan Torain had four screws inserted into the third metacarpal bone in his wrist, and the team estimated he would be out 7-10 days. Now comes news that could mean a much longer stay on the sideline for Torain. Via John Keim of the Washington Examiner:

Torain will see a specialist monday about his hand. Will know more about his status after that...#redskinsless than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply

In Torain's absence other Washington running backs were able to play, and shine, in the team's 16-7 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Newly acquired Tim Hightower rushed for 44 yards on 10 carries, and showed himself competent in blitz pick-up. Rookie running back Evan Royster also took advantage of his opportunity, carrying the ball 15 times for 66 yards.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream as well as Hogs Haven for updates on Torain and the Skins.


Ryan Torain Injury A Fractured Wrist, Will Sideline Redskins' RB For 7-10 Days

Ryan Torain's injury is indeed a fractured wrist, according to Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. Shanahan said Torain had four screws inserted into his third metacarpal bone in his wrist, and estimated that he would be sidelined for 7-10 days.

It's not immediately clear exactly when Torain suffered the injury, but he was pulled from Wednesday's practice and underwent X-Rays on Wednesday night. Evidently, they revealed the bad news.

Torain has been effective when he has been able to take the field, but has struggled with injuries throughout his NFL career. His injury issues were one reason the Redskins dealt for former Arizona Cardinals running back Tim Hightower. Torain's injury will also give rookie running backs Roy Helu and Evan Royster a chance to make their mark in the running back competition.

For more on Washington Redskins training camp, visit that StoryStream. For more on the Redskins, visit Hogs Haven.


Ryan Torain Injury Could Sideline Washington Redskins' Running Back For Two Weeks, According To Report

Ryan Torain's wrist injury suffered on Wednesday at Redskins training camp could end up being a costly one. Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that there is a chance Torain could be sidelined for two weeks, depending on whether X-Rays reveal a broken bone.

Ryan Torain, the Redskins' first-string running back, injured his left wrist Wednesday and could miss as much as two weeks of training camp, according to a team official.

Torain is seeing a hand specialist Wednesday night, and even if the wrist is broken, he could return in two weeks, the team official told Jones. Still, it's a potentially-unfortunate setback for a player who has struggled escaping the injury bug.

Torain would not discuss his injury at training camp, which is his custom. EEarlier, Mike Shanahan said he wasn't sure how serious Torain's injury was and that he would only find out after the X-Rays were conducted on Wednesday night.


Washington Redskins Camp: Ryan Torain Injures Hand In Morning Session

ASHBURN, Va - Redskins starting running back Ryan Torain appeared to injure his left hand this morning in practice. He went down on a running play and was looked at by the training staff for several minutes. After the trainers wrapped his hand, Torain sat out the duration of the session.

Torain has been known to be an injury prone running back, and his inability to stay healthy has cost him a chance to become an upper echelon running back in the NFL. 

He finished last season with 742 rushing yards to go along with 4 rushing touchdowns in 10 games. He missed four games due to injury.

After practice, Mike Shanahan briefly commented on Torain's injury, admitting he didn't know how severe the injury was.

"Yeah, he dinged his hand," Shanahan said. "I'm not really sure until they have some X-Rays on it exactly where he stands."

The Redskins acquired Tim Hightower over the weekend in a trade as an insurance policy just in case Torain goes down. Hightower is expected to practice tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see how many reps he gets.

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