At a time when the primary focus for the Redskins is the health of starting quarterback Robert Griffin III, their insurance policy suddenly is in danger of not being available.
Kirk Cousins has a sprained foot. Per Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com, the injury has been described as mild, and X-rays were negative. However, the key test will be the MRI.
“When I first did it, I didn’t feel like it was anything serious,” Cousins said, via El-Bashir. “It feels almost like a sprained ankle, just in the middle of my foot.”
Cousins was injured on a low tackle by Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons.
“I felt it initially, and as I was walking back to the huddle I was trying to self-evaluate,” Cousins said. “As I started walking back to the huddle and feeling it, I just decided, ‘You know what?’ It’s preseason game No. 2 with a long season to go, now is not the time to try to be a hero.”
While initial signs are positive, coach Mike Shanahan is nervous about a possible Lisfranc situation, especially since the team already has lost rookie safety Phillip Thomas to that specific type of injury.
“I asked if it was a possibility because we felt that way last time – the X-rays were negative [but] it wound up being a Lisfranc,” Shanahan said. “But they don’t feel that way at this time.”
Regardless, they need Cousins, even if Griffin is healthy. If his first NFL season is any indication, chances are he eventually won’t be 100 percent, again.