Washington’s worst fears were realized Monday when the team learned running back Tim Hightower will miss the season with a torn ACL.
Hightower was the team’s starter on Sunday, his fifth start of the season. He led the team with 321 rushing yards on the year.
The Redskins are not a deep team. With Santana Moss also out, in addition to a couple of starting offensive lineman, Washington’s shaky bench will be tested in the coming weeks.