With 88 yards in the first 33 minutes of play, Redskins running back Tim Hightower was closing in on one of the greatest statistical performances of his career.
On the Redskins first drive of the second half, the offense drove down the field to the Carolina 36-yard line. On first-and-10, Hightower took a handoff to his left, cut back up the field to his right, and his knee gave out.
Helped up by the Redskins medical staff several minutes later, Hightower tried to put weight on it and looked visibly frustrated by the pain.
“I’m very passionate about what I do,” he said after the game. ”In a situation like that, when you kinda feel helpless, you’re not able to help your team and you’re not able to do what you were brought here to do, it’s a terrible feeling.”
“I was a little frustrated–a little stubborn–because I just have too much fight in me,” he continued. ”Being on the sideline and not being able to be in there with your guys–they’re putting it out there on the