Morgan Moses says he'll play Sunday despite leaving Carolina game with injury


On the same day that Redskins Ironman Ryan Kerrigan missed his first career NFL game since he entered the league in 2011, the team saw another one of their other most durable players leave due to injury.

Right tackle Morgan Moses was unable to play the entire second half of Washington's Week 13 victory over the Carolina Panthers after injuring his back late in the second quarter. 

Moses underwent an MRI on Monday and believes he'll be ready to suit up when the Redskins take the field next this Sunday in Green Bay. 

"I'm going to keep on pushing, man. I'll be in there," Moses said Tuesday on The Sports Junkies on his status for Sunday. "I just got to work some things out and get some reps in practice and get it going, man."

Should Moses play, Sunday would mark his 77th consecutive start, by far the longest streak on the team now that Kerrigan has missed a game.

During Sunday's game, it wasn't clear on which play Moses actually injured himself on. The game was never stopped due to his injury, making it difficult to see how it occurred. 

"It was our first touchdown," Moses said of the play that he sustained his injury. "I surged off the ball, and [Derrius Guice's] helmet went directly into my back, and I lost some feeling in my legs.


"When I got to the sidelines, I said to Guice, 'What the hell, man?'" Moses said. "He goes, 'look, it was the only place to fit the ball.'"

The touchdown made the score 14-12, which led the Redskins to attempt a two-point conversion. That play was when Moses realized he could no longer play in Sunday's game.

"I got speed rushed by Bruce Irvin," Moses said. "When I turned and pivoted, my back popped, and that's when my legs went numb."

Moses played just 38-percent of the Redskins' offensive snaps on Sunday, with second-year pro Geron Christian playing in his place.

If Moses is able to play vs. Green Bay, he has a big challenge ahead of him. The Packers employ one of the best pass-rushing duos in the league, as both former Redskins Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith have double-digit sacks in 2019.