Report: Samaje Perine to miss at least one week

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The Redskins will be without Samaje Perine for at least a week.

The second-year running back injured his ankle on his first carry of Thursday's game, a 30-yard gain. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, Perine will miss "at least" a week.

Samaje Perine expected to miss some time with an ankle sprain, likely a week at least, source says. Skins will need camp bodies at some point.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 17, 2018

Compound that with the news on Byron Marshall, who will reportedly miss 2-4 weeks with an ankle injury, and the Redskins are pretty hard-up for running backs before the season has even begun.

The Redskins also lost rookie Derrius Guice for the season to a torn ACL last week. Their non-injured running backs are Chris Thompson, Robert Kelley, Kapri Bibbs and Martez Carter.

Washington's next preseason game is next Friday against the Broncos. If Perine doesn't play, there's a strong chance we won't see him again until Week 1 of the regular season.

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