The Redskins may have dodged major injuries to two key defensive players on Sunday, although they may be missing linebackers Su’a Cravens and Will Compton for at least a game, maybe more.
Cravens left the game in the first quarter with what was reported to be a bicep injury. A tear to that muscle can be season ending and there was some concern that that might be the case, according to Jay Gruden.
“Initially with the lack of mobility that he had after the game, we were very concerned but we got good news on the MRI,” said Gruden.
The MRI revealed a strain of a muscle called the brachalis, described as being underneath the bicep. According to Gruden, Cravens is “week-to-week, day-to-day”. He will not need surgery and a return this season is in play but he could miss multiple games.
“Now it’s just a matter of getting strength and movement back and I don’t know how long that could take. It could be a couple of days, it could be a couple of weeks," said Gruden.
Gruden used the same “week-to-week, day-to-day” to describe Compton’s injury, which is a strained PCL. He was injured on a play in the third quarter. The Mike linebacker and signal caller was on the field for a few minutes while trainers tended to him. Compton did walk off of the field under his own power.
Mason Foster will assume Cravens’ role as the nickel linebacker and Martrell Spaight will play in Compton’s spot for as long as they are out.
Gruden confirmed that reserve running back Mack Brown sustained a concussion and he is in the league concussion protocol.
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