The Washington Football Team picked up a huge win on Sunday. It wasn’t pretty, but they’re back to .500 and sit just one game behind the Cowboys in the NFC East standings with a chance to improve to 3-2 this weekend against a Saints team that just lost at home to the previously winless Giants.
Sure, Washington is going nowhere if they don’t clean up their act, but could you imagine the vibe surrounding the franchise if they lost to Atlanta? Actually, don’t even think about that, because it would be UGLY.
Speaking of ugly, Washington lost a number of key players to injuries on Sunday. As soon as Logan Thomas left with a hamstring injury after the first possession, you kind of got the feeling it was gonna be one of those games.
For any fans scrambling for updates on the Football Team’s laundry list of injuries, we’ve got you covered.
The injury bug bit Washington hard on Sunday. Here are some updates on players who left the game vs Atlanta.
We’ll start with Thomas, who pulled up in the first quarter and immediately signaled for assistance from the training staff. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefer, the standout tight end is week-to-week with a hamstring injury, which all but rules him out for Week 5 vs New Orleans barring a miraculous recovery.
Next up is Jon Bostic, who’s has taken some heat for his poor play this season, and rightly so, but it still sucks to see him go down. There’s initial fear Bostic suffered a serious pec injury on Sunday. We’d hate to speculate, but severe pectoral injuries typically end players’ seasons. The MRI will tell the full story, but this doesn’t look good for the veteran linebacker.
Moving on. Perhaps the biggest loss from the game was Brandon Scherff, who was ruled out with a knee injury. The Pro Bowl guard is as tough as they come, but it’s admittedly a little concerning that he’s left with an injury two weeks in a row.
Scherff returned to the sidelines and seemed to be in good spirts while taking in the rest of the action. However, Schefter understands that Scherff suffered an MCL sprain and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks of action. Wes Schweitzer is the most likely candidate to replace Scherff in the starting lineup.
Dyami Brown also got hurt on Sunday. Like Scherff, the rookie receiver left with a knee injury and didn’t return. If you can believe it Washington’s pass-catching arsenal took another hit in the form of Cam Sims, who was ruled out with a hamstring injury.
The extent of Brown’s and Sims’ injuries are unknown at this time, but we’ll know more based on how much (if at all) they practice this week.
The most bone-chilling scene came when Torry McTyer was writhing in the end zone in pain clutching his right knee. The fourth-year cornerback punched the ground several times before the cart came out. That, coupled with the fact that Ron Rivera stopped to check on him suggests McTyer suffered a major injury.
On a lesser scale, Antonio Gibson, who was questionable coming into the game with a shin injury, hobbled off the field in the second half after he took a big hit trying to haul in a pass. Gibson looked to be favoring his rib/hip area, but he later returned. Barring any setbacks, the star running back should be ready to rock on Sunday.
That should just about do it, folks. Like we mentioned earlier, just be grateful that Washington escaped with a win. If they lost and had all these injuries to sift through, well, you can imagine how that would impact the locker room.