WFT RB Antonio Gibson Still Dealing With Toe Injury

Antonio Gibson is still dealing with a toe injury that knocked him out of two games last season. The WFT running back told reporters that he’s still a bit hobbled, but he’s been able to participate in recent practices.

“It was something small that was causing me not to be able to run 100 percent,” Gibson said, (via Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post on Twitter). “But I’m fine now. I’ve been cutting in practice … and getting better each day. … Definitely something to monitor. I’ve been fine like I said. I’ve been cutting and running full speed, making cuts I need to make. … But I definitely got to watch and make sure I stay up on my treatment, so nothing goes south. But definitely watching throughout the time until I’m 100 percent.”

The fact that the coaching staff isn’t sitting Gibson is obviously a good sign, and assuming the 22-year-old running back fully recovers, he should be able to build on a standout rookie season. The third-round pick ended up finishing his season with 1,042 yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns. He missed Week 14 and Week 15 as he dealt with the toe injury.

If Gibson is forced to miss any time, Washington has a long list of veteran RBs who they could fall back on. The team is rostering the likes of J.D. McKissic, Peyton Barber, and Lamar Miller.

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