Carter (lower leg) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports. Carter fractured his fibula late in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, bringing his season to an end. The special teams ace recorded seven tackles (four solo) in 13 games this year.
Carter will need surgery to fix the fractured fibula he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post reports. Carter's 2017 season was likely over whether surgery was deemed necessary or not, but this all but confirms it. The Redskins' defense is unlikely to be affected in a major way, considering the 28-year-old mostly served as a special teams player.
Carter sustained a fractured fibula in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post reports. Carter suffered the injury in the second half and was ruled out shortly thereafter, and it would seem as though his 2017 season is over. The 28-year-old has only seven tackles on the season coming into Sunday, and has mostly been a special teams contributor for the Redskins.
Carter signed with the Redskins on Thursday. A 2011 fifth-round selection, Carter has bounced around the league as a special teams contributor and depth linebacker, recording 26 tackles in 62 regular-season games. He'll likely be buried on the defensive depth chart in Washington, with special teams once again representing his best chance to contribute.
Carter (shoulder) will play in Week 17 against the Jaguars. Carter entered Sunday a bit of a question mark, but got in limited practice sessions both Wednesday and Thursday. He's not a huge playmaker on defense, so his presence on the field shouldn't make a major impact.