Sunday started great for Redskins running back Rob Kelley, but it ended in a different fashion.
Kelley gashed the Rams on the ground, running 12 times for 78 yards, before exiting the game with a rib injury.
While Kelley was not sure of the severity of his injury immediate following the game, ESPN's John Keim reported that the running back has a fractured rib.
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Washington coach Jay Gruden allowed that Kelley might have broken the rib in his postgame comments.
The injury came at a terrible time for the Redskins. Kelley was running well and the offense was moving the ball on the ground with success.
After his injury, the Skins offense bogged down for much of the second half. But the team did finish with over 200 rushing yards becoming the first team this season to eclipse to 200-yard plateau on the ground in a single game.
An undrafted free agent, Kelley emerged as the Redskins top runner midway last season and has not given up the job.
Fractured ribs generally heal on their own, and are quite painful.