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Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo and strong safety Brandon Meriweather will miss the final two preseason games with injuries.
Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that MRIs on both players revealed good news. Orakpo has damaged some scar tissue in his left shoulder, and Meriweather has a swollen and sore left knee. Neither player will require surgery.
Both were hurt in Washington's 33-31 loss to Chicago on Saturday.
Orakpo had surgery on the same shoulder after tearing a pectoral muscle in the final game of last season. He thought he had torn the muscle again against the Bears when he felt the shoulder pop.
Says the two-time Pro Bowl linebacker: ''I thought I was done, to be honest with you.''
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Brain Orakpo the Washington Redskins Pro-Bowl linebacker injured his shoulder Saturday night against the Chicago Bears. Orakpo left the game in the first quarter after injuring the same shoulder he had surgery on this offseason. However, Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted that he doesn’t think it's anything to worry about. Adam SchefterVerified@AdamSchefter11h
Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo left Saturday’s preseason game against the Bears with a left shoulder injury.
Brian Orakpo has a shoulder injury. His return has been announced as questionable.
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) August 19, 2012
The scary part of Orakpo’s injury is that he partially tore his left pctoral muscle last season, which is the same shoulder...
The Redskins might have lost a pair of two-time Pro Bowl defenders in the span of a couple of minutes late in the first quarter against Chicago. First, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo extended his left arm in a fruitless attempt to tackle speedy Bears receiver Devin Hester in the open field and injured his left shoulder. Orakpo, who had surgery during the offseason after tearing...
Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo and safety Brandon Meriweather suffered injuries in the first quarter of their game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday night. Orakpo appeared to hurt his left shoulder trying to tackle Devin Hester, and Meriweather left with a leg injury shortly later. Orakpo's shoulder was wrapped, and he did not return. Meriweather was examined...
According to Ben Dogra, the agent of Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo, the shoulder injury he suffered on Saturday night is “nothing serious at all.”
Agent Ben Dogra called Orakpo’s injury “nothing serious at all” and added: “He will be ready for the opener.”
— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) August 19, 2012
It looks like the Redskins and Orakpo have dodged a bullet.
According to Mark Maske of The Washington Post, an MRI on Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather’s knee has revealed that he didn’t suffer any significant damage to his knee during Saturday night’s preseason game against the Bears.
“Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather’s MRI exam Sunday of his injured left knee revealed no significant damage, according to a person...
After showing Washington Redskins fans last week that he can make plays and find open receivers, Robert Griffin III was bound to have a game where he looked like a rookie. That happened Saturday night against the Chicago Bears.
With Griffin under center for six first-half drives the Redskins scored just three points with five first downs. He was sacked three times for a loss of...
Washington Redskins Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo and safety Brandon Meriweather left Saturday night's preseason game against the Chicago Bears because of injuries.
Orakpo attempted to make a lunging tackle after Devin Hester caught a pass late in the first quarter of the 33-31 loss and missed. He stayed down for a few minutes as medical staff tended to him before walking...
Washington Redskins Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo and safety Brandon Meriweather have left Saturday's preseason game against the Chicago Bears because of injuries.
Orakpo attempted to make a lunging tackle after Devin Hester caught a pass late in the first quarter and missed. He stayed down for a few minutes as medical staff tended to him before walking gingerly off the field...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo will undergo an MRI on his injured shoulder today.
The Redskins don’t believe his injury is serious.
Washington LB Brian Orakpo is scheduled to undergo an MRI today on his shoulder but the Redskins don’t believe his injury is serious.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 19, 2012