It may still be a while before we see Richie Incognito return

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August 19th. That was when Richie Incognito fell with a calf injury during fights with the LA Rams.

Two weeks later, Jon Gruden had this to say about how his starting guard felt:

“Pretty good. He’s getting better,” Gruden said of Incognito’s status. “He doesn’t say much, but we hope to have him on the training ground by the middle of next week when we get our preparation started.”

A week later, which was the start of the week leading up to the season opener, Incognito was not on the training ground, but Gruden said of his status “We still hope he will play.”

Two days later, Incognito had not practiced and Gruden admitted that the veteran guard would not play, but added “there is a good chance he will
play in the next match. “

Spoiler: Incognito did not play in the next match either.

At Gruden’s last press conference prior to his resignation as head coach, he gave another update on Incognito. It was that he targeted the farewell week to return.

Farewell week came and went and still no incognito.

Today, November 10, interim head coach Rich Bisaccia gave his update on Incognito, and it was not nearly as hopeful as Gruden’s many updates were.

“We’re thinking Trayvon [Mullen’s] a little bit closer than Richie, ”said Bisaccia about the return of the two players. “We hope we can hopefully get him to train maybe Dallas Week and play next week. You know we have the short week in there for Thanksgiving, but he had done much better day by day in here.”

The week after the Cowboys game, the Washington Football Team is on December 5th. If Bisaccia looks at this date for Mullen’s return, and Incognito is further out, then we potentially look at at least mid-December – week 14 – before Incognito returns.

It is far from his initial diagnosis of hopefully being available for the season opener.

At this point, it is a legitimate question whether Incognito will return at all.