The Redskins had a really bad day yesterday, but the injuries suffered during the loss to the Falcons will be felt the rest of the season. LG Shawn Lauvao was injured on the 3rd play of the game, and taken away by wheelchair for a knee injury. Another injury for the oft-injured guard.
Brandon Scherff’s injury wasn’t really shown on the broadcast, and there were no replays to pick out what happened. Alex Smith mentioned him being thrown down late, and the reaction from Jordan Reed and Morgan Moses indicated a dirty/late play from the Falcons. The pain on Scherff’s face told everyone that this could be a bad injury, and it looked like it was in the pec/shoulder area. Jay Gruden said that both offensive linemen would be getting MRI’s today.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the initial diagnosis for Scherff is a torn pec. Nothing will be official until after today’s MRI, but this will be a season-ending injury, and a big blow for both Scherff and the Redskins. He has been playing through an MCL injury for most of the season, and continued to be one of the best guards in the NFL.
#Redskins stellar guard Brandon Scherff is believed to have suffered a torn pec based on the initial diagnosis, sources say. He has an MRI today, but would be a significant loss.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 5, 2018
The Redskins will have to scramble if both of their starting guards are going to miss the season. Trent Williams is already expected to miss a few more weeks following his thumb surgery last week. Tony Bergstrom has been the first man up whenever an injury strikes in the middle of the line. Ty Nsekhe(also playing hurt yesterday) can fill in at guard, but he is also needed at OT, especially after Geron Christian Sr.’s debut performance yesterday. Morgan Moses injured his knee yesterday, but returned to the game. The team has UDFA rookie Casey Dunn on the roster who was inactive yesterday. They also have rookie tackles Justin Evans and Timon Parris on the practice squad.