Monday, September 10, 2012

Redskins Injury Updates

Not long after the Redskins announced that rookie free safety Jordan Bernstine was sidelined for the season with multiple torn ligaments in his right knee, the Redskins signed his replacement.

The Redskins went with third year safety Jordan Pugh as his replacement. Pugh was cut this month by the Carolina Panthers. He announced the signing himself via Twitter today.

In 27 career games with the Panthers, Pugh had 31 tackles, one forced fumble, and one interception. In 2011, he had nine punt returns for 218 yards with a long of 32 yards.

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Today, two Washington Redskins had their injury status updated. Both of them were injured in the teams season opener this past Wednesday.

This player was receiver Pierre Garcon. Garcon sat out the second half of the game against the Saints due to a foot injury that he sustained in the first half. He had four receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown prior to being sidelined.

Garcon had x-rays done on his foot to see if there was any damage. X-Rays came back negative and you can probably expect Garcon to be ready to go against the Rams. If Garcon isn't able to play, however, there really is no need to worry. Aldrick Robinson showed the Redskins coaching staff why it was a good idea that they kept him. He played exceptionally well and had four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown.

The second bit of injury news was not so great. Redskins rookie safety Jordan Bernstine said today that he is out for the remainder of the season after he tore multiple ligaments in right knee yesterday. Bernstine was covering a kickoff when the injury occurred. Bernstine had to be taken off the field on a stretcher as a result of the injury.

Bernstine is now the third safety that the Redskins have lost and the second one for the remainder of the season. Tanard Jackson won't be playing this season as he violated the leagues drug policy. Brandon Meriweather should be back with four weeks, but don't expect him to be back soon after spraining his MCL and PCL in preseason.

For now, the Redskins will have to rely heavily on Madieu Williams and Dejon Gomes at the safety positions. Reed Doughty will have his playing time significantly increased, as well. The Redskins should be fine without Bernstine. He got very limited playing time on defense and was really only used on special teams.

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Source: ESPN, Fredericksburg Star