Redskins playing through pain

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

The Redskins could end up playing short-handed on defense Sunday against the Giants. Starting defensive end Andre Carter and middle linebacker London Fletcher both had MRIs on their feet Monday and left Redskins Park wearing walking boots.

Fletcher has a contusion and sprain in the lower part of his left foot and Carter has a sprain of his right plantar fascia. The Redskins need both players to have a shot at slowing down the league's best rushing offense. From talking to people with the team, Fletcher's experiencing more pain than Carter. That said, I'd be surprised if they didn't find a way to play Sunday.

In other injury news, defensive tackle Kedric Golston could miss Sunday's game with a bone spur in his foot. We already know that linebacker Marcus Washington (ankle) will miss the game, but defensive tackle Anthony Montgomery should return to the lineup.

There's a much better outlook on offense, but it won't matter if the Redskins give up 30 points to the Giants. And the Giants score 30 on pretty much anyone. Ask the Ravens, Cardinals, Eagles and Cowboys about that.