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Which Redskins Injury Hurt the Team Most in 2017?

NFL: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

There is no doubt that injuries have played a big part to the Redskins disappointing season. Key players on both sides of the ball have either been lost for the season, or are continuing to battle through nagging injuries which are effecting their availability week-to-week.

To date, the Redskins have a staggering number of 18 players on injured reserve and another key starter in Trent Williams, who has already missed a few games, and looks unlikely to play again this season. Of those 18 player on IR, 12 of them were either starters or key reserves.

Below is a list of the Redskins key injuries this season. Which injury do you feel has impacted the team the most?

Jordan Reed (Toe/Hamstring): Reed played in just 6 games for the Redskins this year, and recorded 27 receptions for 211 yards and two touchdowns.

Backup - Vernon Davis

Chris Thompson (Broken Fibula): Thompson played in 10 games before breaking his leg trying to block on a Cousins scramble against the Saints. Before the injury, he was having a breakout season, with 294 rushing yards and two touchdowns, and 39 receptions for 510 yards and four scores.

Backup - Byron Marshall (IR), Kapri Bibbs

Rob Kelley (Ribs/Ankle): Kelley played in portions of 7 games this season before being finally shut down with rib and ankle injuries. He recorded an underwhelming 194 yards (3.1 YPC), and three touchdowns on the ground, and caught 4 passes for 18 yards on the season.

Backup - Samaje Perine

Terrelle Pryor Sr. (Ankle): Pryor played in 9 games, recording 20 receptions for 240 yards and one touchdown. He never quite got in sync with Cousins on the season, and was considered to be a free agent bust.

Backup - Ryan Grant

Trent Williams (Knee): Williams has played in 10 games this season, and as reported by John Keim, is unlikely to play again this season. Although Williams hasn’t been placed on injured reserve, he probably should have been. He’s been playing on an injured knee for the majority of the season, and it has obviously effected his performance. The uncertainty around he weekly availability has to be frustrating for coaches.

Backup - Ty Nsekhe, T.J. Clemmings (IR)

Spencer Long (Knee/Quad): Long played in just 6 games (attempted to play in a 7th) this season, and was finally placed on injured reserve with a lingering knee/quad injury. The team has seen rookie Chase Roullier come in and play at a fairly high level recently.

Backup - Chase Roullier, Tony Bergstrom

Shawn Lauvao (Shoulder): Lauvao played in 9 games before being placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. The 6’3” 309 pound 30 year old left guard may have taken his last snap for the team against the Saints.

Backup - Arie Kouandjio

Jonathan Allen (Foot): Allen played in 5 games, recording 7 tackles and a sack before injuries derailed his rookie season. He had just started coming into his own before his injury. The defensive line has not been the same since his departure from the rotation.

Backup - Stacy McGee, Anthony Lanier

Trent Murphy (ACL): Murphy injured his knee in the Redskins third preseason game against the Ravens, and was placed on injured reserve. He was set to serve a four game suspension to start the season, and served the suspension despite the injury, forfeiting four game checks totaling just over $185,000. He is set to become a free agent this offseason.

Backup - Junior Galette

Mason Foster (Shoulder): Foster played in just 5 games, recording 31 total tackles, half a sack and an interception before shoulder injuries forced him to injured reserve. The ability to stop the run has suffered since his departure from the lineup.

Backup - Martrell Spaight, Zach Vigil, Will Compton (IR)

Montae Nicholson (Concussion): Nicholson has played in parts of just 8 games this season. The rookie has made an impact when he’s on the field, recording 24 tackles, two passes defended and a interception, but he can’t seem to stay healthy. At 6’2” 216 pounds with 4.4 speed, he is a much-needed presence in our secondary as a single-high safety.

Backup - Deshazor Everett, DeAngelo Hall

Phil Taylor (Quad): Taylor’s season ended before it even began. The projected starting nose tackle was playing great all camp and into the preseason before suffering a quad injury.

Backup - Ziggy Hood


Which injury has hurt the team the most this season?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Jordan Reed
    (334 votes)
  • 32%
    Chris Thompson
    (519 votes)
  • 0%
    Rob Kelley
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Terrelle Pryor
    (5 votes)
  • 5%
    Trent Williams
    (81 votes)
  • 0%
    Spencer Long
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Shawn Lauvao
    (3 votes)
  • 34%
    Jonathan Allen
    (552 votes)
  • 0%
    Trent Murphy
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    Mason Foster
    (16 votes)
  • 1%
    Montae Nicholson
    (18 votes)
  • 2%
    Phil Taylor
    (48 votes)
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