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Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson’s shocking revelation on shin injury

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The Washington Football Team might be experiencing a minor setback in Week 5, as Antonio Gibson is currently questionable to play on Sunday. Their starting running back’s shin injury is apparently worse than originally believed, as there are long-term concerns in play.

According to Nicki Jhabvala, Antonio Gibson has a stress fracture in his shin. Although Gibson claims there is minimal pain, a stress fracture can lead to something much more serious. As of now, the Washington Football Team is 2-2 and should consider utilizing some of their running back depth.

Bearing in mind that Gibson is only in the second year of his career, sitting him out would be the smart decision. He’s easily one of the most talented players on the roster and Washington will need him down the stretch. Gibson could play against the New Orleans Saints, but it’d be a risky decision to make by Ron Rivera and the medical staff.

The downfall to not playing Antonio Gibson is that Washington would be without their star running back. However, it’s not the end of the world. JD McKissic has served as a solid second option out of the backfield and provides a huge boost in the passing game. Additionally, Jaret Patterson is raring to go after earning a spot on the final roster with consistent play in the preseason.

Washington has other options for their game against the Saints. Even though Antonio Gibson gives them the best chances of winning, the coaching staff must consider the long-term health of their star player. This is a situation to monitor, as Gibson’s availability will likely come down to a game-time decision.

We’ll see what happens, but Washington might have to switch up the game plan regardless if Gibson plays or not. Luckily for them, they have Terry McLaurin who is playing like an elite wide receiver right now. Until Antonio Gibson can heal from his shin injury, Washington should lean on McLaurin.