The Redskins snatched their first win of the regular season this past Sunday against the Rams, but it came at a price. Seven players suffered significant injuries:
Inside linebacker Mason Foster (dislocated right shoulder during second quarter), running back Rob Kelley (rib contusion), safety Montae Nicholson (AC Joint sprain), cornerback Josh Norman (AC Joint sprain), tight end Jordan Reed (SC Joint sprain and sternum injury), safety Deshazor Everett (eye contusion) and left tackle Morgan Moses (sprained ankle).
“Rob Kelley has a rib cartilage injury, he’ll be day-to-day. Jordan Reed has a chest/sternum contusion, he’ll be day-to-day. Josh Norman has an AC joint sprain, day-to-day. [Montae] Nicholson, AC joint sprain, day-to-day. Mason Foster has a shoulder dislocation and the labrum, he’ll be day-to-day; [Deshazor] Everett, knee sprain/MCL, day-to-day; [Morgan] Moses, ankle sprain/shoulder strain, he’ll be day-to-day. Those are the big ones.”
With the team getting ready to face the Oakland Raiders this Sunday, the timing could not be worse. All of the recently injured players NFL statuses are currently “questionable,” although a few are probable to return week 3.
Norman, Foster, Kelley and Reed are projected to be out for week 3 against the Raiders. The team is likely to be cautious about Norman’s AC joint sprain, Foster is in the process of receiving a second opinion about his dislocation, Kelley is dealing with a rib cartilage injury (luckily avoided a fracture) but was a limited participant in practice while Jordan Reed did not practice at all. Montae Nicholson’s status for this Sunday is also doubtful as the team may promote Fish Smithson from the practice squad to cover. But don’t freak out yet, there’s still some hope for this weekend. Everett’s injury is considered day-to-day but the injury doesn’t seem to be serious and he is expected to play this weekend along with Morgan Moses who returned to the game after his injury last Sunday.
Week 3 against the Raiders is going to be a rough battle, especially if the team is missing key players but we can still hold out hope for Kelley, Foster and Norman as all three returned to finish off the L.A. Rams after their injuries.
“They’re all a concern, but they’re all tough guys and hopefully we’ll have them,” he said.
Here’s to hoping!