NEW ORLEANS —The sad scene played out midway through the third quarter as Redskins running back Chris Thompson got carted off the Superdome field.
Thompson appeared to get rolled up on from behind by a Saints defender at the end of a Kirk Cousins run.
The injury looked bad in real time, and much worse on subsequent replays.
Most Washington players stood around Thompson as he got placed on the cart and the medical staff deployed a brace onto his lower right leg.
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This injury to Chris Thompson doesn't look good. Right ankle gets trapped underneath a Saints player pic.twitter.com/WW8hQcp42n— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) November 19, 2017
Thompson has been Washington's best offensive player this season.
Through nine games, he has accumulated more than 750 total yards and five touchdowns. Thompson leads the NFL in receiving yards by a running back.
Injuries have been hitting the Redskins hard this season, and it seems Thompson will miss significant time. FOX analyst Troy Aikman wondered if Thompson's season was all but over.
NEW ORLEANS — The Redskins face the unenviable task of heading on the road in Week 11 to take on the red-hot Saints in, New Orleans, La. on Sunday.
An improbable and unexpected victory over the Saints would recquire a clean bill of health and plenty of good luck.
The list of inactives for Week 11 is good news-bad news scenario we are used to seeing for about the last month.
Here is the list:
- TE Jordan Reed
- C Spencer Long
- WR Terrelle Pryor
- G Arie Kouandjio
- CB Quinton Dunbar
- DL Caraun Reid
- WR Brian Quick
Reed, Long, and Pryor are not surprise inclusions to the list here. All three were declared out on the Friday injury report. Still, the bad news is that three Week 1 starters are on the shelf for a key game.
It’s good news that OT Trent Williams and ILB Zach Brown will play. They are among the most valuable players on their respective sides of the ball. Both were listed as questionable, Williams with a knee injury that has been an issue since Week 4 and Brown with an Achilles injury.
That’s also good news that wide receiver Ryan Grant is active. He was listed as questionable with concussion. With Quick (concussion) and Pyror sidelined the Redskins would have had only three wide receivers to get through the game.
Dunbar is suffering from an illness that hit him on Friday. His absence means that rookie Fabian Moreau will be the first cornerback off the bench.