By Eric Schmidt

The Washington Redskins suffered a major loss last Sunday with the loss of two of their key defenders for the season. Now, the Redskins are preparing for their home opener with even more questions regarding key players heading into this weekend. Speaking to the media on Thursday, head coach Mike Shanahan reported that three key players were limited in practice and their availability on Sunday remains in question.

WR Pierre Garcon, a free agent acquisition this offseason, remains sidelines with a foot injury. Garcon departed in the fist half of the Redskins first game and has yet to return to the field for the Redskins. Garcon has not been able to run full speed on his foot and no additional tests have been scheduled yet.

S Brandon Meriweather was limited in practice as well. He suffered a knee injury in the first week of the regular season. CB Josh Wilson was held out of practice after suffering a concussion on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.

Earlier this week, the Redskins announced that DE Adam Carriker and LB Brian Opakpo would miss the remainder of the regular season. Carriker suffered a torn quad will Orakpo sustained a torn pectoral muscle.

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