Injuries happen in football all the time. They are part of the game. Unfortunately for the Redskins, these injuries (and how they are being handled) seem to be a bit more than just coincidence.
Yesterday, JP Finlay broke this interesting bit of information regarding Colt McCoy’s status:
Gruden says McCoy is dealing with the same injury from last December— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 14, 2019
Warren Sharp had a pretty blunt comment about the whole McCoy situation:
Worse than sad.— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) August 14, 2019
Colt McCoy broke his fibula last yr.
The Redskins admitted it didn’t heal right because they hurried him back, hoping he could start in the playoffs(?).
He’s had 3 surgeries since.
He still can’t play.
Gruden today: “right now he’s not able to do much.” pic.twitter.com/yc0GCCj9nw
“aggressive trying to get him back on the field so we didn’t give it time to heal the right way”...MY GOODNESS, if this doesn’t say it all, what does?
So, the Redskins (don’t know who’s fully to blame here) tried to rush him back onto the field - FOR A POSSIBLE LATE SEASON PLAYOFF RUN THAT NEVER HAPPENED!!!
And now people wonder why a team captain who is the Redskins best player refuses to report back to the team, even though he’s under contract for two more years.
This is getting bad folks...REAL BAD!
The Redskins have been accused by players in the past and present (Trent Williams and Su’a Cravens recently) of mishandling injuries.
2 years later and I’m still fighting the Skins on something they’ve continued to do countless time . Which is why the best tackle in the game refuses to play for them now. Same reason I left. Mishandled injuries and withheld info. All evidence points to them being guilty!— Va-Cay (@iammsuzy) August 12, 2019
This has gotten out of hand. The league needs to step in, if they haven’t already, and force the Redskins’ hand here.
Things have to change, and if the team is not willing to make changes and hold people accountable, maybe the league should!