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Antonio Gibson placed on COVID-19 list, OUT for Week 17

We break down the news that Gibson has been put on the COVID-19 list and won’t play in Week 17

Washington Football Team v Dallas Cowboys
Antonio Gibson of the Washington Football Team rushes for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Arlington, Texas.
Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Saturday update: Gibson was not activated in time to be able to play on Sunday. Jaret Patterson will likely get the lead work.

Friday update: Gibson has been placed on the COVID-19 list. It looks like it will be extremely unlikely that he can be cleared in time for their matchup with the Eagles. Jaret Patterson would get the lead work.

Thursday update: Gibson wasn’t spotted at the start of practice on Thursday, per Nicki Jhabvala. He has been dealing with multiple injuries this season, with his hip being the latest. He was able to get a limited practice in on Wednesday, but Friday should be a better indicator of his status for Week 17.

The Washington Football Team remains in playoff contention despite some setbacks in recent weeks and will hope to grab a much-needed win Sunday in Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles. One of the players Washington will rely on is Antonio Gibson, who has been a star running back this season. He was limited in practice Wednesday with a hip injury, which is a new issue for him.

Fantasy football implications

Gibson was previously dealing with a foot problem and had ankle issues to start the season, but he’s yet to miss action. He remains a fantasy star despite Washington’s recent flops, finding the endzone in each of the last two games. The all-around back will once again look to dominate when Washington faces the Eagles, and he’ll be hoping to exact revenge for the team’s loss to Philadelphia two weeks ago. If Gibson is unable to play through the injury, Jaret Patterson would be in line for an expanded role.