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Antonio Gibson officially questionable to play Week 17

Washington RB works on the side all week, but still should play in Week 17.

Antonio Gibson #24 of the Washington Football Team walks off the field after the game against the Carolina Panthers at FedExField on December 27, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

Friday update: Gibson never got a practice in this week, but did work on the side and has been labeled questionable for Week 17. His lack of practice is somewhat concerning, but coach Rivera continues to sound positive about his status.

Thursday pm update: Coach Ron Rivera says that Gibson is “fine,” and that they are trying to get him as much rest as possible before Sunday, per JP Finlay.

Thursday update: Gibson isn’t practicing for the second straight day, per JP Finlay. Either his turf toe injury acted up or they are being extremely careful with him due to the importance of their Week 17 game. We haven’t heard any reports of a setback, but at this point it is worrisome that he isn’t practicing yet.

Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson didn’t practice on Wednesday, per Kyle Stackpole. All reports are that Gibson got through his Week 16 game fine, so this could just be a rest day for Gibson who has been dealing with turf toe. Washington also released running back Michael Warren, giving the impression that Gibson will be okay for their primetime matchup with the Eagles Sunday night.

Of course, if Gibson can’t practice on Thursday, there is a good chance he’s not healthy and could miss the game. Washington needs to beat the Eagles to win the NFC East and get into the playoffs, so they will want Gibson ready to go.

In coach Ron Rivera’s first season as coach in Washington, the team is at 6-9, but if they go 7-9, they win the division. That would be quite the improvement on their 3-13 2019 season. Of course, the team is still in dire need of a quarterback, but they are headed in the right direction.