Chris Thompson's play had been probably the brightest spot of the Redskins' 2017 season, one that through 11 weeks had been made up largely of injuries and frustrating inconsistency.
But then, probably the worst-case scenario played out for Washington in their matchup with the Saints, as the star running back was carted off the field in an air cast after having his knee rolled up on on a Kirk Cousins scramble.
In addition to the fact that Thompson is having a sensational year, he's also regarded as the nicest, friendliest guy on the Burgundy and Gold. Those two factors made watching him leave in tears really hard, and it caused a lot of people to get pretty emotional.
Plenty of folks, from teammates to former teammates and others with ties to the NFL, tweeted about the injury after it happened. Here's a sampling:
CT 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— Mason_Foster (@Mason_Foster) November 19, 2017
Send a prayer up for @ChrisThompson_4 🙏🏾— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) November 19, 2017
Soo sad to see. Dude is heart n soul of this offense.— Anthony Boccarossa (@KingBocca) November 19, 2017
Rooting for you @ChrisThompson_4 ... you’re a warrior man. Heal fast.— Tom Wilson (@tom_wilso) November 19, 2017
Chris Thompson is such a great story and has become such a terrific player. I hate this for him. #WASvsNO— Michael Jenkins (@JenksNBCS) November 19, 2017
🙏🏿 for Chris Thompson.. kid can play....— Thurman Thomas (@thurmanthomas) November 19, 2017
Not gonna lie, I got a little teary eyed when I saw it 😢— LORI (@ALWAYS_LA) November 19, 2017