Redskins guard Arie Kouandjio will indeed miss the season, per multiple sources, after surgery to repair his torn quad muscle. There was some hope pre-surgery that his recovery time wouldn't be as long -- though even then playing in 2018 was a longshot.... https://t.co/0NT8VXUXMt— John Keim (@john_keim) May 21, 2018
On #Redskins G Arie Kouandjio, multiple sources said:— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) May 22, 2018
- He had surgery last week on torn quad
- Will miss season
- Expected to be placed on IR tomorrow
It was reported yesterday that Arie Kouandjio’s season was over before it started due to a torn quad. The Redskins were seeking a 2nd opinion, and had hope his recovery would not cause him to miss the season. Kouandjio was expected to compete at LG, and for depth on the team this year. He was released before the season started and ended up on the Ravens practice squad. A ridiculous run of injuries to the Redskins OL saw him return to the team, and start 6 games last season. The former 2015 4th round pick was reportedly looking good during the offseason, but he will have to wait until 2019 to attempt to earn a bigger role than backup.
The Redskins re-signed Shawn Lauvao before Kouandjio’s injury to a 1 year deal, and he is expected to be a front-runner for the left guard position. Washington has other, unproven options that will look to unseat the oft-injured guard. The Redskins will reportedly add another guard to the mix by re-signing Isaiah Williams. He spent time on Washington’s practice squad in 2016. He will compete with Tyler Catalina, Kyle Kalis, Ty Nsekhe, and others for playing time and/or a reserve role.