DeAngelo Hall to miss 3-4 weeks; DeSean Jackson could play next week

The Washington Redskins expect cornerback DeAngelo Hall to be out almost a month, and possibly more, because of a sprained right toe.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Friday that Hall will miss three to four weeks, adding, "It could be longer."

Hall will visit foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina. A 12th-year veteran, Hall has a Grade 2 tear, but Gruden said the team wants to see if he will need surgery.

Hall was injured on a pass play early in the third quarter of Thursday's loss to the New York Giants.

For Hall, it continues a tough run of injury troubles. He missed 15 games with an Achilles tear last season, and since camp opened, he has been bothered by a toe injury on his left foot. He also injured his groin in camp.

Hall's injury is the latest blow to the Redskins' defensive back depth. They lost starting strong safety Duke Ihenacho to a season-ending injury in Week 1 and released former second-round cornerback David Amerson earlier this week. Nickelback Justin Rogers has missed the past two games with a foot injury.

But there is a chance their most dangerous receiver could return sooner than expected.

Gruden said DeSean Jackson might play in Washington's next game, which would be three weeks after he injured his hamstring. Jackson would have some added incentive to return for that game, considering it's against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

"I think there's a chance," Gruden said. "He's a unique human being in a lot of ways. But we have to be smart. Those hamstrings can be tricky. He has to be full-go."

Jackson totaled nine catches for 243 yards and a touchdown in two games vs. the Eagles last season. The Redskins miss his presence as a receiver who scares defenses because of his speed and playmaking ability.

Jackson injured his hamstring on the second drive of the season opener, sprinting for a deep ball. At the time, his estimated return was three to four weeks.

Gruden also said there is a chance left guard Shawn Lauvao "could miss some time" with a sprained ankle. The injury forced Lauvao out of the Giants game in the first half.