As Washington Redskins training camp continues, so does the injury bug. Wide receiver Anthony Armstrong injured his shoulder at practice on Thursday. When interviewed by the media on Friday, Armstrong says that he hurt the AC joint in his shoulder.
WR Anthony Armstrong confirmed that he suffered an AC joint injury yesterday. Sounds like he'll be out a few days at minimum.— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikElBashir) August 3, 2012
The joint is located on the top of the shoulder and allows the person to raise the arm over one's head. For a wide receiver to have this injured is pretty serious. However, Armstrong is hopeful that he will be ready to play in the team's first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills on August 9, but does know that that is still up in the air.
X-rays on WR Anthony Armstrong's right shoulder showed no fracture, he said. He hopes to play Thursday, but no guarantees.— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) August 3, 2012
The wide receiver position is one that is still filled with a lot of unknowns entering the 2012 season. Possibly not having Armstrong around will put pressure on the other receivers to try and improve their standing with the team.