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Roy Helu Injury Update: Redskins RB Limited In Practice

The Washington Redskins hit the practice field today to prepare for their match up with the Minnesota Vikings, but running back Roy Helu was limited. Helu is dealing with a toe/knee injury that he suffered in last weeks win against the New York Giants. "You could see it early in the game and I could see it with him coming to the sidelines. I knew he was hurt and talking throughout the game," offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan told the media after practice.

:We only had two guys up, so we definitely still needed him to go. But when you get on the tape, how much more it affects him when you get that end zone copy. There were times out there in the game where, in the last month, he's gone six yards. In this game, you could tell I was thinking he was going to get it and it wasn't quite as much," Shanahan added. If Helu is unable to give it a go against the Vikings, rookie running back Evan Royster will get the bulk of the load running the football.

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