RICHMOND—Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland has a sprained MCL in his right knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks, Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Saturday.
“We had a best case scenario for what we thought,” Gruden said. “When he was there [writhing] in pain, we thought it was pretty bad."
When Breeland went down, he was replaced in Friday’s practice by Justin Rogers. Rookies Tevin Mitchel and Kyshoen Jarrett will also get some work in the slot, Gruden said.
“We drafted Tevin Mitchel, who was a nickel in college, at Arkansas, and he’s going to get some reps,” Gruden said. “And we’re going to try Kyshoen in there a little bit today. So we’ve got some guys who can fill in.”
Breeland was injured during a non-contact play in Friday afternoon’s practice. While pivoting to cover a receiver, his right leg buckled underneath him and the second-year corner crumpled to the grass, grabbing his knee.
After spending several minutes on the ground surrounded by trainers and teammates, Breeland was carted to the facility, holding the back of his knee.
"He’s a fast healer," Gruden said. "A similar thing happened last year and healed pretty quickly.”
A couple of hours before he got hurt, Breeland was suspended for Week 1 by the NFL for a marijuana citation he received in Richmond a year ago. If the timeframe for his recovery is correct, he'll be back soon after his suspension ends.