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Brian Orakpo scheduled for MRI on injured shoulder

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Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo will head for further tests on his left shoulder after he was forced from Saturday night’s game against the Bears.

Orakpo left the game in the first quarter after injuring the same shoulder he had surgically repaired this offseason. He remained on the sideline after leaving the game and didn’t have a sling on his arm as he watched the rest of the 33-31 Bears victory.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that he’ll have an MRI on that shoulder on Sunday. Per Schefter, the Redskins aren’t overly concerned about the severity of the injury. Coach Mike Shanahan isn’t scheduled to meet with the media until Monday, which might mean the next update on Orakpo’s status will have to wait a little bit. We’ll also be watching for more details about the condition of safety Brandon Meriweather, who hurt his knee in the first half on Saturday.

Given Orakpo’s history, the precaution makes sense especially since the rest of the Redskins starting defense struggled while matched up against the starters from Chicago. The Redskins downplayed the struggles as the byproduct of a lack of game planning for the Bears, but a healthy Orakpo is still something they’ll need moving forward.

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23 Responses to “Brian Orakpo scheduled for MRI on injured shoulder”
  1. udontknowjacku says: Aug 19, 2012 11:23 AM

    Good Luck Rack!!! I hope your OK…You too Brandon

  2. stonecoldsays says: Aug 19, 2012 11:26 AM

    Orakpo is as tough as they come. I’m sure he’ll be back soon opening cans of whoopa$$ all over the place, especially over the other NFC East “QBs” and that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold said so.

  3. inthearex says: Aug 19, 2012 11:36 AM

    Hype will be leaving this team soon for something better like Linda hogan.

  4. jwreck says: Aug 19, 2012 11:38 AM

    stonecoldsays? really? can we not do this? please? hogan was able to singlehandedly get all 31 other fanbases to hate the Redskins and Robert Griffin in under a month. Can’t we all just lay off, let the DMV enjoy its new quarterback and not cause needless friction with the rest of the league.

  5. bigdicebuddha says: Aug 19, 2012 11:52 AM

    JPP is going to do to RGIII what Owen Hart did to Stone Cold with that botched piledriver, oh hell yeah, brother.

  6. stairwayto7 says: Aug 19, 2012 11:52 AM

    Will he be doing another Gieko commercial with the caveman?

  7. stonecoldsays says: Aug 19, 2012 11:52 AM

    What are you talking about? I’m a Redskin fan and will say whatever I please. This is America, freedom of expression. Besides what do I care if all the other fanbases have something against the team, it will be sweeter when we are officially an elite franchise because they won’t be able to do anything about it and that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold said so.

  8. seatownballers says: Aug 19, 2012 11:59 AM

    Stone cold is talking like orakpo laid people out yesterday.. Actually he has reinjured his shoulder that just had surgery. Ths could land him onthe pup list and cause him to miss the first half of the season. Drink another beer stone cold

  9. larrybrown43 says: Aug 19, 2012 12:28 PM

    The franchise is going to have a hard time ever catching up. Five or six wins wouldn’t be so bad if our next two 1st round picks weren’t in St Louis. Meriweather and Orakpo could be done for the year. Something is wrong with Fletcher and the O line is horrible.

    The organization needs multiple years with multiple draft picks. You pay the price for dumb trades like Jason Taylor, Portis and Mcnabb for years. Signings like Hall and Josh Morgan were just like Randle El and Archuleta. They solve nothing but a quick fix to maybe an 8-8 year. Taking guys like Landry and Orakpo don’t help either because they have too many holes. Two years ago they figured it out. Trade back with every pick. Three more years of that and we’d be in much better shape.

    RGIII as well. He may pan out just fine but it won’t be until 2015 a team will start to be built around him and that will only come if they don’t continue down the plan of the last 12 years-thinking they’re close and a few players away.

  10. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 19, 2012 12:40 PM

    RG3 will be having a MRI on his ego too…think it got sprained yesterday too!!! Brother! !!

  11. purpleguy says: Aug 19, 2012 12:40 PM

    Looks like Cedric G is still up to the same old “get burned” style he had with the Vikes after his two ACL surgeries — wonder if he’ll start blaming the coaching staff in Washington like he did in MN rather than simply looking at the scars on each of his knees.

  12. crapboys says: Aug 19, 2012 12:54 PM

    Stone cold. Good job going with the this is America and I can do what I want!

    What everyone means and yes everyone including Redskins fans like myself means is that your material is old and not creative. And it’s not even yours. You’re gonna continue with your old lame stuff b/c this is America! But dude just quit it. Your stuff is lame and not funny.

    Also larrybrown43, problem is at some point you actually need to pick players and use the draft picks. Last time I checked, grabbing someone in free agency does not prevent you from actually using a draft pick. It’s to easy to say oh the Skins need to build their entire team only using the draft. Anyways, a Franchise QB like RG3 overrules all.

    HTTR

  13. thetokyosandblaster2 says: Aug 19, 2012 12:56 PM

    Think of it this way:

    Now he can shine even more in some auto insurance commercials!

    The acting chops on this guy!

  14. richndc says: Aug 19, 2012 1:01 PM

    I hope he is ok. I dont want to see him in Franklin park all season, playing scrabble with the Geico caveman. The last time those two played, they left feces behind.

  15. hollywoodhulkhoginsays says: Aug 19, 2012 1:08 PM

    it’s actually going to be a relief when some of our guys start getting hurt. it will give us (as skins fans) an excuse as to why the skins will be the nfc east basement dwellers yet again.
    real, educated, skins fans know that we can’t put our faith in ‘bob’ as everyone knows he is destined to be mediocre at best.

  16. stonecoldsays says: Aug 19, 2012 1:18 PM

    crapboys says:
    Aug 19, 2012 12:54 PM
    —-
    What? My “material” is What? This isn’t an act. The problem is my fellow Redskin fans on this site have no backbone. Most of you want other divisional rivals to like RGIII and say complimentary things about the franchise. Screw that…I’m here to put the rest of the NFL on notice that the Redskins are about to takeover the league under a LEGIT QB weather they like it or not. Look at all the detractors in the game article last night celebrating as if we lost the Superbowl and talking mess. The fact is, I’ll let the haters have that little moment. Come Regular season,we WILL dominate. If you have ever actually played football in a competitive scenario, you just KNOW RGIII is legit and will be the best QB in this sportand that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold said so!

  17. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 19, 2012 1:44 PM

    Stone cold must miss his blankey n teddy bear….cause stone cold said so!!!!!

  18. theboysofdallas says: Aug 19, 2012 2:05 PM

    Official franchise, don’t make me laugh

  19. cali49er707 says: Aug 19, 2012 2:36 PM

    Whats up with all these wrestlers making appearances ?? Has anybody heard from Jake the Snake Roberts or Million Dollar Man Ted debiasi???

  20. cycle2012 says: Aug 19, 2012 3:25 PM

    Let’s have a positive attitude! I still think the griff can get it done!

  21. jwreck says: Aug 19, 2012 4:33 PM

    What? My “material” is What? This isn’t an act. The problem is my fellow Redskin fans on this site have no backbone. Most of you want other divisional rivals to like RGIII and say complimentary things about the franchise. Screw that…I’m here to put the rest of the NFL on notice that the Redskins are about to takeover the league under a LEGIT QB weather they like it or not.
    ______
    The problem is that your fellow Redskin fans on this site actually want to talk about football, not have the comments section of every single Redskins article taken up with an America’s Next Top Moron contest. It’s pretty frustrating to try to talk about football when every comments section is juts cluttered with garbage from Peyton’s neck, Hogan, and random NFL fans who don’t actually care about the Redskins either way, but just want to see Hogan shut up already.

  22. jwreck says: Aug 19, 2012 10:09 PM

    cycle2012 says: Aug 19, 2012 3:25 PM

    Let’s have a positive attitude! I still think the griff can get it done!
    ______
    Still think? Nothing that happened last night should give anybody any reason to change their mind about the Third’s ability to succeed in the NFL. First off, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Cam Newton, and Aaron Rodgers were all unimpressive in their first preseasons. The best preseason rookie quarterback in the last fifteen years may have been Ryan Leaf.

    Griff played badly, but he never looked like he was in too deep, and that’s the important thing. He was facing one of the top defenses in the country, missing several starters on the O-line, had a sixth round rookie in at at tailback, yet he never looked like he was overwhelmed by the situation.

    He’s a rookie and he’s going to have bad games, but the important thing is that he learns from those games, and, year by year, has fewer and fewer poor performances.

  23. seahawksbmx says: Aug 20, 2012 1:13 AM

    Hopefully he doesn’t miss any games or the pancake social.

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