A year ago, the Redskins enjoyed a 3-1 start before the wheels fell off. And while it's too early to declare the 2012 season officially over, the news coming from Sunday's demoralizing loss to the Rams continues to get worse. It was bad enough that Josh Morgan temporarily lost his mind on Washington's final drive, but now the Redskins will be without two of their best defensive players for the rest of 2012.
Linebacker Brian Orakpo suffered a pectoral injury and is done for the year. After the game he said that “It just ripped on me, man. Same injury as before. It's just frustrating, man." Turns out, it wasn't the same injury.
Shanahan says #Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo tore a different part of his left pec, also done for the season (four month recovery time).— Redskins (@Redskins) September 17, 2012
Meanwhile, defensive end Adam Carriker, who left the Rams game with a right thigh injury, is also done for the year.
Shanahan says Adam Carriker is done for the season with a quad tendon tear. 5-month recovery time.— Redskins (@Redskins) September 17, 2012