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.
Ryan Torain and Roy Helu split the work after Hightower left, a plan that figures to continue against the Bills this week.
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.