Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Tim Hightower is set to play in his first game since reconstructive knee surgery, while two other running backs contending for the Washington Redskins starting job will sit out Saturday's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. Coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday that, barring a setback, Hightower will get some plays against the Colts but not start. Hightower tore his left ACL last season and has been gradually increasing his work load in practice. He said he's no longer hesitating or thinking about contact when he hits the hole. ''It's been a roller coaster,'' Hightower said. ''You wake up each day, you don't know how you're going to feel. My mind is ready to practice and play and do everything, but you've just got to take it day-to-day. This morning I woke up and felt great, so that was definitely a good sign.'' Hightower's return is timely because both Evan Royster and Roy Helu Jr. will miss the game with injuries. Helu woke up two days ago with a sore right knee and has...
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