A wrist injury that will require surgery has landed Redskins strong safety Duke Ihenacho on season-ending injured reserve and motivated the team to sign cornerback Will Blackmon, per CSN Mid-Atlantic. The fracture and dislocation was sustained by Ihenacho in the Week 1 loss to Miami. Blackmon was cut by Seattle on Sept. 5, but has eight years of NFL experience. He played eight games for Jacksonville in 2014.
Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho will require surgery on his broken/dislocated wrist, coach Jay Gurden said Monday. The team will decide whether to place Ihenacho on season-ending or short-term injured reserve.
Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho left the team's season opener against the Dolphins with a wrist injury, and did not return. Coach Jay Gruden said after the game that Ihenacho suffered a fractured and dislocated wrist. He will receive an MRI, and there is currently no timetable for his return.
Safety Duke Ihenacho was re-signed by the Redskins on Wednesday. Ihenacho missed all but three games last year due to a foot injury. The fourth-year safety was an exclusive-rights free agent prior to re-signing. He was claimed off of waivers from the Broncos at the beginning of the 2014 season.
The Redskins announced Monday they placed cornerback DeAngelo Hall (Achilles) and safety Duke Ihenacho (heel) on injured reserve. They also announced cornerback Chase Minnifield was elevated from the practice squad and linebacker Darryl Sharpton was released from injured reserve.