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Kirk Cousins has a sprained right foot

Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) throws against the Tennessee Titans in the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)


The Redskins had an uncomfortably familiar moment Monday night in their first home game since their playoff loss to the Seahawks when their starting quarterback had to exit the game with an injury.

The starter was Kirk Cousins not Robert Griffin III, the injury was to his foot instead of his knee and it was a preseason game, but otherwise the difference is negligible.

Cousins has been diagnosed with a sprained foot and there’s no timetable yet for his recovery or return. Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that Cousins’ sprain is located in the middle of the foot, which has led to extended absences for several players in the past. Again, there’s no timetable but it seems like a good bet that Rex Grossman will be starting the team’s third and fourth preseason games.

The odds might not be as good, but there’s also a chance that Grossman’s the guy backing up Robert Griffin III when the Redskins start the regular season against the Eagles.