Redskins running back Silas Redd suffered a season-ending knee injury, according to wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
Jackson posted a picture on his Instagram account Friday afternoon of himself with Redd and tight end Niles Paul, who also sustained a season-ending injury in preseason win over the Browns.
Yall stop what u doing & give Prayers for my two Brothers @Thirdeyesi & @niles_paul84 They Suffered Season ending Injuries !! We are blessed but in Life we Have Obstacles we Have to face this jus another opportunity to Prove them wrong again !!
A photo posted by Desean Jackson (@0ne0fone) on Aug 14, 2015 at 11:40am PDT
Jackson wrote, in part, “Yall stop what u doing & give prayers for my two Brothers…They Suffered Season ending injuries!! We are blessed but in Life we Have Obstacles we Have to face this jus another opportunity to Prove them wrong again.”
After Thursday’s 20-17 victory in Cleveland, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said the team feared Redd tore his ACL and MCL while he was tackled in the third quarter. Redd had a heavy duty brace that stretched from his thigh to his calf and was carted from the locker room to the team bus.
On Friday morning, Redd wrote on Twitter, “Wanna thank everybody who reached out wit well wishes, good vibes and prayers. The grind will never ever stop. I WILL be back. #Faith #HTTR”
Redd made the 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent last season and played sparingly in 15 games, racking up 75 yards rushing and a touchdown and 107 yards receiving. Redd also made five special teams tackles.
When the Redskins released their unofficial depth chart earlier this week, the 23-year-old USC product was listed fourth behind Alfred Morris, rookie Matt Jones and Chris Thompson.
Redd also took to Instagram to thank his supporters.
God gives the hardest battles to the strongest soldiers. I'm a fighter and a competitor and truly believe whatever u put in this earth is what u get out of it. The grind will never stop and I will come back even stronger. Wanna thank everyone who continues to show love and support man was in a dark place and yall really got me up out of it! Appreciate it! GOOD VIBES ONLY! #TheGetBack #HTTR
A photo posted by Silas Redd (@thirdeyesi) on Aug 14, 2015 at 12:44pm PDT