Update: Keith Marshall will miss his second season with a torn right patellar tendon
Redskins running back Keith Marshall tore his right patella tendon and will miss the season, per source.... https://t.co/hB84jousBk— John Keim (@john_keim) July 30, 2017
The Washington Redskins have had a few players dinged up in the first three days of training camp with your typical ailments that happen when returning to the daily grind of camp. Several players are dealing with cramps, strains, and illness as they get ready for the season.
Today saw the first real injury that could threaten a player’s season, and possibly NFL career. During 11 on 11 drills today, RB Keith Marshall went down with a right knee injury. He grabbed his knee as he went down, and had to be carted off the field. Marshall has a history of injuries since his college days at Georgia where he tore his ACL in the same knee. Last season Marshall suffered a season-ending elbow injury in the third preseason game, landing on injured reserve for his rookie season.
Jay Gruden spoke highly of the second-year player during today’s presser. "I think people are kind of sleeping on him a little bit," Keith Marshall was looking to earn a spot on the Redskins roster as a 4th RB, with Rob Kelley the likely starter, Chris Thompson the 3rd down back, and rookie Samaje Perine likely to see a good number of carries. Mack Brown ended last year as the 4th RB, mostly playing special teams. Matt Jones rode the bench, after another season that saw him having trouble with ball security and his lack of special teams play(he is practicing there during camp this year). There is no word on the severity of Marshall’s injury, but it doesn’t look good.
Other Camp injuries:
WR Maurice Harris: Knee strain, out 4 to 5 days
DE Anthony Lanier: Knee inflammation, day to day
CB Bashaud Breeland: Muscle cramps, left practice
WR Jamison Crowder: Hamstring tightness, held out of practice
TE Derek Carrier: Ankle strain