The Redskins came out of their preseason opener with a couple of injury concerns surrounding key defenders.

Coach Jay Gruden said after the game that both OLB Trent Murphy and S Su’a Cravens will undergo MRI examinations for knee injuries sustained during the game.

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At first glance, Cravens’ injury appears to be more on the minor side. He got off the field after his brief, three-snap appearance under his own power. Fellow safety D.J. Swearinger said that he didn’t notice anything wrong until he saw Cravens being tended to on the bench. Cravens was seen in the bench area walking around wearing sweats during the second half.

However, being able to walk normally does not necessarily mean that he can play football with the injury so sighs of relief should wait until the MRI results are in.

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There may be more reason to be concerned about Murphy’s injury. He remained on the field for a few minutes and had to get assistance getting to the sideline. A press box announcement said that he had a sprained knee.

Murphy is slated to miss the first four games of the season due to a PED related suspension. Even if he misses some time it will not have a serious impact until after the team’s Week 5 bye.


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