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Not only did the Washington Redskins lose a tough game on Sunday, but they may have lost both Adam Carriker and Brian Orakpo for a while.
Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker is expected to have surgery on his right knee after seriously injuring it on the second play of Sunday’s 31-28 loss at St. Louis.
Carriker is to have an MRI on Monday to learn the extent of the injury, but Redskins coach Mike Shanahan indicated that the team isn’t optimistic about Carriker’s chances of returning any time soon.
“It doesn’t look good,” Shanahan said.
Orakpo injured the same shoulder/pectoral muscle that he did in 2011.
Meanwhile, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo could be lost for a significant stretch of time as well after re-injuring the same shoulder/pectoral muscle that required surgery in the offseason.
Both Carriker and Orakpo are key players that make up the Redskins’ front seven.
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Coming off a tough loss this afternoon to St. Louis, the Redskins received more bad news as defensive end Adam Carriker will likely be out for a significant amount of time after suffering a serious knee injury.
Carriker, 28, is expected to undergo a MRI on Monday to determine the extent of his injury but head coach Mike Shanahan has already indicated that the injury is severe enough...
The Washington Redskins defense, which has already allowed 63 points (second worst in the NFC) this season, will be without both Adam Carriker and Brian Orakpo for the rest of the year. Carriker reportedly has a torn quad tendon, while Orakpo has a torn left pectoral.
The pair combined for 14.5 sacks last year for Washington, who will now be missing two of their top pass rushers...
The Washington Redskins have shown signs of life in their first two games of the season, but they were delivered a punch to the gut on Monday afternoon. The team's defensive unit took a huge blow when the club announced that linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Adam Carriker will both miss the rest of the season. Orakpo suffered a pectoral tear, while Carriker is the victim...
The Washington Redskins placed defensive end Adam Carriker and two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo on injured reserve Tuesday. To replace them on the roster, the Redskins signed defensive end Doug Worthington from their practice squad and linebacker Markus White from Tampa Bay’s practice squad. Carriker and Orakpo suffered season-ending injuries in Sunday’s loss to...
Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo is done for the season with a torn left pectoral muscle, according to NFL.com. Orakpo wasn't the only loss suffered by the Redskins' defense this weekend, as the team lost DE Adam Carriker as well.Fantasy Spin:The loss of two starters in the front seven is going to take a toll on the Washington defense. The two combined for 14.5 sacks last season...
The Washington Redskins placed both linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Adam Carriker on season ending injured reserve today.
Orakpo suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Sunday’s loss to the Rams. Carriker tore his quad tendon at the base of his right knee in the same game.
Following a silly loss to the Rams, where they blew a sizable lead, things have went from bad to worse for the Redskins, primarily on Jim Haslett’s unit. As confirmed Monday by head coach Mike Shanahan, linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Adam Carriker will each miss the remainder of the season due to injuries. [...]
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Mike Shanahan, head coach of the Washington Redskins, announced today that the Redskins lost two defensive starters for the year.Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (he of the regrettable, yet memorable, Geico commercials) and defensive tackle Adam Carriker are out for the season after suffering injuries in the first quarter of Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Rams.Coming into the season...