While many football players across the NFL might be worried about suffering injuries related to contact, one Redskins cornerback decided to inflict one on himself during practice.
After Sunday's session, Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters that DeAngelo Hall would be OK, despite being carted off of the field with a back injury. But wait — how did he sustain the back injury?
Hall "did a somersault and landed on his back and bruised his back," Gruden told reporters. Gruden added, "he's just a little sore."
Two questions here: 1) Why is Hall permitted to somersault during a practice? 2) Why was he carted off of the field if all he did was bruise his back?
If a player can have some fun in training camp, so be it. But somersaulting is an easy way to give your coach a headache, especially if you apparently don't know how to do it in the appropriate fashion to prevent injury.
(Note: That last sentence was written with sarcasm.)
But in all seriousness, why was he carted off the field? You'd think a coach might be a little aggravated that a somersault caused someone to miss some of practice, and force that player to get up under his own power and seek treatment himself.
Regardless, Hall, one of Washington's preseason captains, will be OK. And you can likely bet his somersaulting days in Washington are over.
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