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Torn ACL for Brandon Meriweather, season over

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Redskins coach Mike Shanahan just announced that safety Brandon Meriweather tore the ACL in his right knee yesterday, and would miss the rest of the season.

That’s less than 24 hours after Meriweather said he felt fine and that he could have returned to the game if the score wasn’t as lopsided as it was.

“It was more thinking about the future than me going back in there when we were already up by so much, and the defense was actually playing great,” Meriweather said, via the Washington Post.

Sunday was Meriweather’s first game for the Redskins, after missing the first nine with a sprained MCL and PCL in his left knee, and having his returned delayed by an odd collision in pre-game warmups with a teammate.

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31 Responses to “Torn ACL for Brandon Meriweather, season over”
  1. BigBeachBall says: Nov 19, 2012 3:25 PM

    Rg3s job just got tougher…

  2. sadskinsfan89 says: Nov 19, 2012 3:27 PM

    I cant believe this man. He looked so good for the time he was in there. These injuries are killing us. Ive never seen anything like it.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 19, 2012 3:28 PM

    It’s not fair but this team is the toughest and most resilient in the NFL. The Redskins will overcome this, throttle Dallas and win the NFC East. Period.

  4. Steve B says: Nov 19, 2012 3:33 PM

    Sheesh, this is a snakebitten franchise.

  5. 1standinches says: Nov 19, 2012 3:34 PM

    His season? What season? He never really played!

  6. applejuiced84 says: Nov 19, 2012 3:34 PM

    This cant be real life ….

  7. bigjdve says: Nov 19, 2012 3:36 PM

    Can we cut this guy now? He played(s) well, but he can’t stay healthy.

    He is like Mr glass body or something. We need to drop his salary and start working towards someone who can actually be on the field.

  8. jwreck says: Nov 19, 2012 3:36 PM

    Real bummer for Washington. Meriwether may not be a superstar, he may not even be a talented player, but he is a real NFL safety, and just having a real NFL safety in the secondary seemed to be a big difference maker yesterday.

  9. skins23 says: Nov 19, 2012 3:43 PM

    Of course he is.

    We have the best luck with injuries, don’t we?

  10. moneey31 says: Nov 19, 2012 3:49 PM

    hate to see Meriwether go down. he is a quality safety. Him being out eliminates the going over the middle fear for Cowboys receivers. That Washington secondary is about to get torched. Dez Bryant owns Deangelo Hall!

  11. skinsfan91 says: Nov 19, 2012 3:56 PM

    The little action he saw yesterday he was awesome in. This really hurts our chances of finishing the season strong.

  12. cobrala2 says: Nov 19, 2012 4:00 PM

    Skins fans, Philly fan here. Are we supposed to blame injury for how bad we suck, now? Is that how being in the cellar works?

    Not for me. We are a farce in Philly.

  13. lockdog82288 says: Nov 19, 2012 4:00 PM

    With all do respect to Redskin fans and your injury bug… we will be playin you guys Thursday with a O line that I could probably replace with some guys from my work….should be an intersting game !!!

  14. blackqbwhiterb says: Nov 19, 2012 4:10 PM

    Well, hey, look at the bright side- At least nowadays when we sign free agent DB’s, they’re not too horrendously overpaid anymore!! (Deion, Archuleta, et al)……..Meriweather coulda shoulda woulda, but what can we do??

    Somehow Haslett better figure out how to get to Romo on Thursday, that O-line of theirs was BAD yesterday, which should help the Redskins, IF they can capitalize without their once-and-future-and-former Safety Brandon Meriweather

  15. blackqbwhiterb says: Nov 19, 2012 4:11 PM

    Reed Doughty….That’s what was missing yesterday…

  16. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 19, 2012 4:15 PM

    He sucks. Redskins fans don’t fret over this, he may have had a good game but he isn’t consistent and he acts a fool.

  17. skins23 says: Nov 19, 2012 4:32 PM

    Our 3 biggest FA acquisitions were Garcon, Meriweather, Jackson.

    Garcon gave us one good quarter, Meriweather one good half, Jackson got suspended the whole year.

    Plus theres Orakpo, Davis, Kerrigan, Helu, Brown, etc. etc.

    Never ends for this team.

  18. undraftedstar says: Nov 19, 2012 4:52 PM

    We shouldv’e kept Minnifield.

  19. jesse0874 says: Nov 19, 2012 5:09 PM

    why minnifield is on IR to with us as a matter of fact

  20. parenthesis78 says: Nov 19, 2012 5:10 PM

    my skins are truly cursed .. I have never seen this many injuries year after year .. season ending from the most needed people on the team .. this cannot be coincidence …
    it’s uncanny ..
    orakpo
    carriker
    davis
    merriweather
    garcon
    shouldnt even count him .. but j. brown ..
    helu
    not to mention tanard jackson being suspended ..
    it is what it is ..

  21. mattw70 says: Nov 19, 2012 5:15 PM

    “We shouldv’e kept Minnifield.”

    They did,he’s on the IR to.

  22. skinsfan91 says: Nov 19, 2012 5:26 PM

    Bernstein, I believe was our 7th rd CB. And Chris Neild.

  23. damnskins703 says: Nov 19, 2012 5:50 PM

    How does injuries happen to the Skins more than any other team? You have to start questioning the trainers and whoever else is involved in getting players ready to play, something just isn’t right

  24. flakeybiscuits says: Nov 19, 2012 6:01 PM

    I am thisclose to dedicating the rest of my life to researching acl tearing prevention. Once I make a discovery on how to stop theses injuries ill be the richest man alive

  25. sschmiggles says: Nov 19, 2012 6:22 PM

    He’s nothing special anyway, just a name who happens to dish out a hard hit every now and then

  26. stocker1 says: Nov 19, 2012 6:42 PM

    This Franchise is doomed by bad karma caused by little Danny!!

  27. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 19, 2012 7:18 PM

    skins fans quit whining and crying, ALL teams have had big injuries and lost major players on their teams this year and any year, but yr top 5 pick in next years draft will help yal out…..oh wait nevermind…..lol

  28. skins23 says: Nov 19, 2012 8:00 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:Nov 19, 2012 7:18 PM
    ____________________________

    lol there you are…. you’ve been invisible since your Colts got Shawshanked yesterday…. what happened, that reality check hit you a bit too hard? See what happens when Colts actually play a real NFL team?

    You still want to talk about how Luck is so much better than RG3? Even though RG3 leads every stat and Luck had the same # of turnovers yesterday that RG3 has all year?

    Save me the win/loss… Colts have played a creampuff schedule… guarantee if they played the Skins schedule they’d be 4-6 or worse… especially with the injuries and the cap hit we’ve had.

  29. commonsensedude says: Nov 19, 2012 8:09 PM

    Is there an issue with the Redskins training staff? I know that every team has injuries. But it seems like guys here just don’t get the care that they should. We had a great corner for many years in Carlos Rogers and didn’t realize it – because no one suggested to him that he get laser eye surgery so that he’d actually be able to catch an interception. LaRon Landry. Pierre Garcon. Now Merriwether. I don’t know enough to know how our training staff compares to other teams but this is something to take a look at.

  30. skins23 says: Nov 19, 2012 8:34 PM

    It was offered to him, but Carlos Rogers wouldn’t get the surgery.

  31. joeyjust4u2 says: Nov 20, 2012 3:15 PM

    We will have to move on with the players we have.Good or bad,we got to move on,it is a physical game and players can and do get hurt at anytime.I believe in my SKINS,and we will do what needs to be done to keep winning.The season has six more games and then the playoffs.Yes, I said playoffs!!!!,we will be in the playoffs. Do you feel me? :)

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