Bills vs. Redskins: Washington Dealing With Several Significant Injuries

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 23: Tim Hightower #25 of the Washington Redskins gets attention by the training staff after being injured in the second half of the game with the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

When the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins take the field this Sunday in Toronto, the Bills will likely be starting their third left tackle of the season, their backup or even third-string nose tackle, will have a vastly depleted wide receiver corps, and will be without their supposed big time pass rusher. They also might be the healthier of the two teams.

The Redskins had a rough go of it Sunday, losing several starters to injury. Running back Tim Hightower was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Wide receiver Santana Moss was lost for the next month with a broken hand. Linebacker London Fletcher hurt his hamstring and his status for Sunday is in doubt.

The recent injury problems for Washington aren't new. Two of their offensive line starters will also be out against Buffalo due to injury. Starting left guard Kory Lichtensteiger tore his ACL two weeks ago and left tackle Trent Williams suffered a high ankle sprain two weeks ago. While Williams hasn't been ruled out, a high ankle sprain is usually a 4-6 week recovery time.

Ryan Torain and Roy Helu will replace Hightower and Washington has depth at wide receiver, too. Veteran Sean Locklear started at left tackle last week while Will Montgomery got the nod at left guard.

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