Monday, October 1, 2012

Meriweather Out A Week

 Brandon Meriweather
Meriweather, above, will miss at least one week after re-injuring his knee. (Photo: Keith Allison)
For the fifth consecutive week, the Redskins will be without safety Brandon Meriweather after he and Aldrick Robinson collided in pre-game, yes pre-game, yesterday. Meriweather re-injured his PCL and MCL in his left knee. Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk has the latest here.

In what will likely be seen on "Come On, Man!!!" tonight on ESPN's Monday Night Countdown, receiver Aldrick Robinson collided with Brandon Meriweather in pregame yesterday. Robinson was running a pass route into the endzone where Meriweather had his head down.

Robinson and Meriweather collided and before he hit the ground, it is reported that Robinson was unconscious. Meriweather re-injured his knee on the collision.

Both were immediately removed from the game squad and taken to the locker room so they could be looked at by the training staff. An MRI today confirmed Meriweather's injury.

Once again, the Redskins have been bit by the injury bug in pre-game. If you recall last year against the Patriots, starting tackle Jammal Brown was injured simply running out of the tunnel. He was forced to miss time because of a knee injury. Maybe the Redskins should skip warm-ups...or maybe be a little more relaxed with it.

Anyways, it would have been nice having a Pro Bowl safety in the secondary against Matt Ryan and the high flying Falcons. Their passing attack is one of the most deadliest in the league with Roddy White and Julio Jones as weapons to throw to.

Meriweather, for sure, and Robinson will likely miss this weekends game and could both possibly miss week six as well. Meriweather has yet to appear in a regular season game for the Redskins.

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Source: Pro Football Talk