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#pounditFriday, July 30, 2021

Jay Gruden thinks Case Keenum will play despite foot injury

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After spending much of the week stating that there would be no quarterback change for the Washington Redskins, it’s possible that the team will be forced into one.

Case Keenum missed Wednesday’s walkthrough with a foot injury, and is reportedly in a walking boot. Coach Jay Gruden, however, still believes Keenum will be ready for Sunday’s game, though he noted that rookie Dwayne Haskins would likely be the replacement if Keenum can’t play.

It would take some doing to go from being in a walking boot to playing Sunday, but Gruden appears confident that Keenum will be able to do it. If anything, this shows just how committed to Keenum the organization is right now.

With Washington 0-3 and Keenum coming off a five-turnover performance, this would be the ideal time to sideline him due to his injury and give Haskins an opportunity. Gruden, however, steadfastly believes the 31-year-old Keenum gives his team the best chance to win. It’s really something if he still believes that even if Keenum is hobbled.


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