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Kirk Cousins has a sprained right foot


The Redskins had an uncomfortably familiar moment Monday night in their first home game since their playoff loss to the Seahawks when their starting quarterback had to exit the game with an injury.

The starter was Kirk Cousins not Robert Griffin III, the injury was to his foot instead of his knee and it was a preseason game, but otherwise the difference is negligible.

Cousins has been diagnosed with a sprained foot and there’s no timetable yet for his recovery or return. Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that Cousins’ sprain is located in the middle of the foot, which has led to extended absences for several players in the past. Again, there’s no timetable but it seems like a good bet that Rex Grossman will be starting the team’s third and fourth preseason games.

The odds might not be as good, but there’s also a chance that Grossman’s the guy backing up Robert Griffin III when the Redskins start the regular season against the Eagles.

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53 Responses to “Kirk Cousins has a sprained right foot”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Aug 19, 2013 10:35 PM

    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!
    Run or pass and score — we want a lot more!
    Beat ‘em, Swamp ‘em,
    Touchdown! — Let the points soar!
    Fight on, fight on ‘Til you have won
    Sons of Wash-ing-ton. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!
    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!

  2. boyshole25 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:37 PM

    Good Rex bad Rex

  3. boyshole25 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:38 PM

    Life is like good Rex bad Rex ya never know what your gonna get

  4. drummer2177 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:40 PM

    Please no Rex, lets stick with Pat White. Rex throws interceptions left and right.

    Rex looks like “Warren” from There’s something about Mary.

  5. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Aug 19, 2013 10:40 PM

    Amazing. Rex just won’t go away.

  6. skinsfan91 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:41 PM

    Nothing serious. Just a tweak.

  7. ravensdominate says: Aug 19, 2013 10:45 PM

    Time for RG1 haha

  8. dgilet1 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:50 PM

    Pat white likes pretty good for them in this game though, who knows in this league maybe he can make something for himself with this pistol offense.

  9. mangoldbond says: Aug 19, 2013 10:53 PM

    Good thing Shanahan also drafted RGIII just in case his guy went down

  10. fafaflunky says: Aug 19, 2013 10:58 PM

    cousins god speed..

  11. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:59 PM

    This whole organization is DOOMED!!

  12. andyb02 says: Aug 19, 2013 11:01 PM

    Probably a broken foot. Shanahan will ask him to play next week though.

  13. Waxxx4321 says: Aug 19, 2013 11:05 PM

    Pat White. Its time to see what this kid can really do. I say let him roll the dice the next two games.

  14. logicailvoicesays says: Aug 19, 2013 11:07 PM

    It doesn’t matter who’s on the field for the Redskins. No one can beat the burgandy and gold. The best franchise in NFL history can’t be stopped.

  15. thegame2830 says: Aug 19, 2013 11:13 PM

    No Rex PLEASE!!!! If Cousins can’t go then White is MORE THAN ready to step up to the No. 2 spot..give us a chance to win games!!!

  16. theheyseed says: Aug 19, 2013 11:16 PM

    this is not good news, Kirk is a good QB. But the Skins will be OK. Hate to see anyone get hurt

  17. primec2k says: Aug 19, 2013 11:17 PM

    From reading all the comments on this site, I thought only mobile and “zone read” quarterbacks got injured?

  18. justintuckrule says: Aug 19, 2013 11:19 PM

    What are you talking about? Grossman is starting the regular season come week one.

  19. stevejjones says: Aug 19, 2013 11:20 PM

    Has Cousin had his daddy talk to the team to discuss the proper utilization of his son? Somehow I don’t think Kirk would allow that to occur.

  20. redskinsroost says: Aug 19, 2013 11:26 PM

    I hate to say it, but looks like textbook lisfranc injury. Hope I’m wrong.

  21. mrbigass says: Aug 19, 2013 11:31 PM

    No dog in this fight but watching the game I wondered why the defender felt he needed to tackle him as he obviously was running out of bounds.

    In fact, when tackled he fell over the OB sideline. A stupid and unneeded play…….

  22. getyourownname says: Aug 19, 2013 11:35 PM

    There’s also a chance Rex will be starting Games 2 and 2.

    Or even Pat White.

  23. gumbogumbo says: Aug 19, 2013 11:39 PM

    Ruh roh whatcha gonna do Shanny?

  24. ivedoneyourwife says: Aug 20, 2013 12:05 AM

    Well you’ve got RG III out and RG 3 and out in.

  25. scoops1 says: Aug 20, 2013 12:05 AM

    “Rex Grossman is our QB” – Logicalvoice

  26. buckethead1 says: Aug 20, 2013 12:16 AM

    ESPN to cover RG3’s press conference blaming Shanahans decision to to play Cousins knowing he had a weak ankle..

  27. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 20, 2013 12:22 AM

    Thought White looked pretty good running that offense tonight.

  28. ifyousmellwhatthe3rdiscooking says: Aug 20, 2013 12:28 AM

    For the love of God anybody but Rex Grossman……..Correction anybody but Rex Grossman and Donavan McFlabb

  29. anygivensundayfan says: Aug 20, 2013 12:30 AM

    Once again, a Redskins QB unnecessarily leaves themselves open for injury with their gameplay. I was yelling “get down” at Cousins on the TV (but apparently he didn’t hear me) as he tried and failed to beat the defender to the sidelines. Sigh. It’s the freaking preseason and they are already down a QB, why take unnecessary risks?

  30. turtlefox1 says: Aug 20, 2013 12:32 AM

    “Negligible” differences? How ’bout preseason vs. playoff game.

  31. Ridley Me This says: Aug 20, 2013 12:47 AM

    Too bad they don’t have God’s gift to quarterbacking Tim Tebow as their back up, then they might actually accomplish something.



  32. asublimeday says: Aug 20, 2013 1:07 AM

    As a bears fan living in the DC area, this is absolutely hilarious to me. Hope Rex starts the whole season when Robert and Mike figure a way out to really end his career.

  33. commonsensedude says: Aug 20, 2013 1:45 AM

    This, ladies and gents, is reason #3,154 why anyone who even suggests that RG3 plays the preseason should be forcibly muzzled.

  34. mancave001 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:42 AM

    Dear Rex,

    We’re looking forward to “greeting you.”


    Fletcher Cox and Trent Cole.

  35. twilson962 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:42 AM


  36. cuda1234 says: Aug 20, 2013 7:05 AM

    Let the hating begin!

    Rex has carved out a nice 11-year NFL career. He was a first round pick, started and won a bunch of games and started a Super Bowl, but for some reason the haters still hate. Its sad.

    Go ‘Skins!
    Go Rexy!

  37. burgundyandgold says: Aug 20, 2013 7:05 AM

    So I have a bad feeling about this. It seems like anyone has a mild foot sprain the next day they say he is out of the year with a Liz Franc – whatever that is. I guess this is why Grossman is still around.

  38. wryly1 says: Aug 20, 2013 7:08 AM

    The right foot is a right handed passer’s plant foot. That mean he probably won’t be 100% in a couple weeks – and his delivery, trajectory and accuracy (along with mobility) could be affected until he is 100%.

  39. jimmyt says: Aug 20, 2013 7:12 AM

    Great to have a nice, plush natural field surface to play on. Should be interesting to see how the Skins do with “RG I” as their starting QB. Good luck with that.

  40. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Aug 20, 2013 7:39 AM

    Ruh Roh The asteroid turf stikes again!!! Time to start looking for “another” QB Racistskins.

  41. snowman36 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:00 AM

    This is not good. Rexman CAN NOT see one second of playing time. N matter how many dragons he slings we need kirk

  42. mcconnellrules says: Aug 20, 2013 8:28 AM

    Unleash the Dragon!!!

  43. gibson34 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:52 AM

    shanarat and jr don’t get it. You have your QB run, run, run they are going to get injured and have a short career………

    only way they can move the ball too is that gimmick offense…they cant run a normal NFL offense like most teams and be successful….lol.

    cellar dwellers this year….book it DANO….lol

  44. steelerben says: Aug 20, 2013 9:04 AM

    “The starter was Kirk Cousins not Robert Griffin III, the injury was to his foot instead of his knee and it was a preseason game, but otherwise the difference is negligible.”

    In other words, aside from being totally different it is the exact same thing.

    RG3&Out was in classic form last night. He was completing a lot of balls until he had a moment of colorblindness. A couple of the passes looked a bit high and a couple were behind, but for the most part catchable tosses.

    Hopefully Cousin’s injury is really just the sprain and not a Lisfranc, he went down very awkwardly. That kid deserves to be starting in the NFL.

  45. overratedsteelerhater says: Aug 20, 2013 9:09 AM

    let’s see whos left standing for marylands minor league team when season starts..not going to be a factor anyway whoever it is, 7-9 at best…

  46. sandblastermoron says: Aug 20, 2013 9:18 AM

    seasons over……..

  47. aaronfraudgers says: Aug 20, 2013 10:05 AM

    When I read the words “foot” and “Rex” during this article, I was thinking of the Jets head coach.

  48. jimmysee says: Aug 20, 2013 10:13 AM

    The purpose of this injury is to teach Redskins fans humility.

  49. floriorealitychkr says: Aug 20, 2013 10:18 AM

    Oh…logical voice ..your teams song has changed dear lady:

    Fail to the Redtails
    Fail in Misery
    Bums off to rehab
    From wounded feet and knees….

  50. skins1970 says: Aug 20, 2013 10:39 AM

    I don’t mind Rex playing in the preseason. I just don’t want to see him playing in a real game.

  51. justintuckrule says: Aug 20, 2013 12:28 PM

    There’s still 2 preseason games left. Come week one they might be starting JG as in Jeff george

  52. obnoxiousDCfan says: Aug 20, 2013 1:56 PM

    “shanarat and jr don’t get it. You have your QB run, run, run they are going to get injured and have a short career………”

    Yeah, because Cousins was clearly on a designed running play…

    Your extent of football knowledge is obviously a thing of legend.

  53. rasta028 says: Aug 22, 2013 12:44 AM

    Wow what a bunch of clueless Skin haters.

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