The Redskins got a double dose of bad news Monday, as coach Mike Shanahan said that defensive end Adam Carriker and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo were both out for the season with injuries suffered Sunday.
According to Rich Campbell of the Washington Times, Carriker suffered a quadriceps tendon tear, and Orakpo tore a pectoral muscle in the loss to the Rams.
They knew initially the prognosis on Carriker wasn’t good, as Shanahan said yesterday “It doesn’t look good,” for the defensive end.
It’s perhaps more troubling for Orakpo, who had surgery on the same area earlier this year.
There’s not exactly a lot of available talent on the street to replace them, though pass-rusher Andre Carter has been making the rounds.
UPDATE 3:20 p.m. ET: PFT confirms that Orakpo’s surgery will be this week.