Commanders WR Terry McLaurin's status
There were more than a few nervous Washington Commanders fans and staff members as they awaited news regarding Terry McLaurin's status. The wide receiver fell awkwardly after going up for a catch against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football, which was initially diagnosed as turf toe as scans came back negative.
This was concerning given how important McLaurin is to the Commanders both on and off the field. But after further tests on Tuesday, the former third-round selection out of Ohio State is hopeful to get on the field in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals and there was no major complication according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
"Good news out of the MRI: Sources say there is optimism for Week 1 for Terry McLaurin. More day-to-day than anything, with the scans showing no major injury."- Ian Rapoport via Twitter/X
Washington got the best-case scenario here. Especially considering how bad the problem looked in real-time before further development emerged.
The Commanders can shut McLaurin down for the next fortnight before game-day preparations ramp up for their regular season opener. But even if the wideout does have to miss one game, there is still enough firepower to make an impression versus a Cardinals team that's expected to be among the bottom-feeders next season.