The Redskins lost two players in bizarre fashion during pregame warmups for their matchup with the Buccaneers on Sunday when safety Brandon Meriweather and wide receiver Aldrick Robinson collided.
They both picked up injuries that forced them onto the inactive list for the contest and could keep them out for a while longer. Robinson has a concussion and coach Mike Shanahan said that he was unconscious “for about a minute or so” after Meriweather crashed into him. Robinson will now have to go through the league’s concussion protocols in order to get back on the field, so we won’t know much about his status until later in the week.
Meriweather would up hurting the left knee that’s been bothering him since early in the preseason. The knee kept him out of the first three regular season games, but Meriweather had healed enough to play on Sunday before he ran into Robinson. Now he’s sore and headed for an MRI to see if there was any further damage sustained in an incident that was a new one for the experienced Shanahan.
“I’ve never had that in my coaching career, to have two guys go out in pregame,” Shanahan said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “Luckily it was more than the hour and a half before you put in the 46 players.”
With the 4-0 Falcons coming to town in Week Five, the Redskins would love to have both players healthy enough to be in the lineup. If they are, it’s a good bet that they’ll be kept on opposite ends of the field while warming up.