The Redskins lost last night's preseason opener to the Ravens 23-3. They also lost two defenders during the game to knee injuries. OLB Trent Murphy had his leg rolled up on by a Ravens defender and immediately went to the ground in pain. He was helped off the field, and didn't return. Redskins PR said it was a knee sprain, and Murphy was seen with a cast on leaving the game.
Su'a Cravens was seen on the sidelines getting ice on his knee, and after the game we were told he would need an MRI. The injury is reportedly a hyperextension or meniscus-related.
Both injuries will hurt the Redskins depth during the preseason, and possibly longer. Murphy has been suspended for the first 4 games of the season due to a PED policy violation, and would not be eligible to return to the field until Week 6 due to the Redskins early bye in Week 5.
Cravens is switching positions from inside linebacker to safety, and would benefit from practice and preseason experience in his new role. Updates will come today as the MRI results are reported.
#Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks live after game vs. Ravens. https://t.co/Ll41fpTh20— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 11, 2017
Cravens is believed to have suffered either a hyperextension or a meniscus-related injury, source says. MRI will be tomorrow.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) August 11, 2017
Trent Murphy got his knee rolled up on from behind.— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) August 11, 2017
He went down instantly.
Hope for the best#Redskins #HTTR pic.twitter.com/aHrShMemfQ
Trent Murphy with a cast on his leg, leaving on crutches. Not a good sign. MRI tomorrow.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) August 11, 2017