Roy Helu Jr. is going on season-ending injured reserve with what may or may not be turf toe, which is a questionable season-ending injury. (Yes, I’m questioning the toughness of someone who shuts it down due to turf toe. No, I have no idea how painful turf toe can be. Is it like athlete’s foot?)
You’ll recall Helu was the Redskins leading rusher last season with just 640 yards. Before that it was Ryan Torain with 742. Before that, Clinton Portis with 494. This is the saddest paragraph ever written.
So, in 2012, the Skins will have a new leading rusher for the fourth straight year. Alfred “FroMo” Morris has to the favorite with 263 yards already, but Robert Griffin III is right there with 209. As exciting as an open-field RGIII really is, though, you don’t want your QB to be the leading rusher.
In any event, I’m kind of upset we’re not going to see what would’ve become of his flowing locks.