Redskins wide receiver Andre Roberts will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee and will be placed on injured reserve, a source told CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Tarik El-Bashir.
Roberts has been inactive the last three games with what was originally called an inflamed knee. But last week Jay Gruden said that the meniscus possibly had been torn and that they would examine it further and decide if surgery would be the best course to take.
The injury ends a disappointing season for Roberts, who signed a four-year, $16 million free agent contract with the Redskins in 2014. He finishes the year with 11 receptions for 135 yards with no receiving touchdowns. Roberts did score a touchdown on a 99-yard kickoff return against the Panthers.
Update: The Redskins have announced that Roberts has been placed on injured reserve.
In other injury news, Jay Gruden said that right tackle Morgan Moses sprained his ankle against the Bills and will be day-to-day.
“Morgan tried to come back in . . . He had to redirect and he had some pain so he couldn’t go back in,” said Gruden.
Also day-to-day are C Josh LeRibeus (ankle sprain), S Dashon Goldson (fractured rib), RB Matt Jones (hip contusion), and Ryan Grant (oblique).
Of Goldson’s injury, Gruden said, “It’s going to be painful for him. He’s the type of guy that’ll probably do whatever he can to get on the field . . . We’ll see how he is come Friday.”