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Brian Orakpo Leaves Game With Pec Injury, MRI Coming Soon

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Papier-mâché Pec Disorder strikes again!

Patrick Smith

Brian Orakpo left today's game against the Titans in the 4th quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return. Head Coach Jay Gruden said the injury was to Orakpo's right pectoral during his postgame presser. Orakpo previously injured his left pectoral in 2011 and 2012.  Both injuries ended his season, and that is the fear with this latest injury.  He will have an MRI tomorrow to determine how serious the injury is, and if he will need require surgery.  Even a partial tear could put him on the IR list, ending his season and possibly his Redskins career.

The Washington Redskins did not sign Orakpo to a long term deal this year when he was a free agent.  They instead chose to use the franchise tag on him, keeping his rights for another year and paying him $11.455 million this season.  There were reportedly a lot of concerns inside Redskins Park about offering Orakpo a big money, long term deal.  He had the previous injury history, along with other question marks.  If Orakpo ends up on IR this season, it will be interesting to see what kind of deal Orakpo is offered next season from the Redskins, or other teams.  Terrible news for Orakpo, but the Redskins will have to move on look to their 2nd Round rookie OLB Trent Murphy for the rest of the season.