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Rookie Morgan Moses Placed on IR with Lisfranc Injury; Will Require Surgery

The rookie offensive tackle injured himself in practice yesterday and his season will end on injured reserve.

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Morgan Moses reportedly injured his foot and ankle during yesterday's practice and was taken for an MRI.  Today, Head Coach Jay Gruden announced that he would be placed on IR, and his Lisfranc foot injury would require surgery, ending his rookie season.  Moses was the Redskins second pick in the 2014 draft, taken in the 3rd round(#66 overall).  He has not been able to win a starting role on the offense yet, and was inactive for several games to start the season.  After Tyler Polumbus was benched earlier this year, Tom Compton took over the starting RT job, and Moses stepped into the swing tackle role.  The Redskins will need to decide what to do with the RT position going forward with Polumbus being a free agent, Compton a RFA, and Moses now injured.

Gruden was asked how the injury happened at practice yesterday. "Ya, it was just a fluke thing.  He was just pass-setting in one on ones. He said he thought he felt his shoe come off his foot and he tore it."  said Gruden.

He was asked about Moses' rookie season being cut short.  "Ya very disappointed.  We want to see a lot of him here the last three weeks.  He's still got a bright future obviously.  It was a good learning experience for him this year.  He was able to get a good start against San Francisco, and he played some minutes here and there.  I think the thing moving forward with him is to try to get him playing on one side and let him play.  He's got to get healthy first."

The Redskins have not made a roster move to replace Moses yet, but it was reported that a "mystery" lineman was at today's practice.  There hasn't been a confirmation on who it was, whether it was a workout or a recently signed player, or if it was OL or DL.  Expect the Redskins to make an official announcement later this afternoon.