On Monday, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan announced that starting guard Kory Lichtensteiger underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, and will most likely miss the pre-season. Shanahan said his ACL and MCL, which Lichtensteiger tore last season, are fine, but there were “some particles” that needed to be cleaned out of his knee.
It was also announced that back-up linebacker Jonathan Goff tore his ACL and is done for the season. Goff, who was signed earlier this season from the Giants, ended his season last year with a torn ACL.
While Goff’s injury isn’t as worrying as starting guard Lichtensteiger’s, it is still a huge loss as Washington wanted to add experienced depth to the linebacker core.
Shanahan said he plans to have Lichtensteiger back for the start of the season, but may have him return earlier if his knee proves to be ready.
Other notable injuries include fullback Darrel Young, strained hamstring; guard Willie Smith, twisted ankle; Jamal Brown, aggrevated hip.
On the bright side, Saftey Tanard Jackson was activated from the PUP list and may be ready to practice by Wednesday.