Kirk Cousins has a sprained right foot

AP

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.

53 responses to “Kirk Cousins has a sprained right foot

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

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

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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…….

  8. 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?

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

    #Godlovesthepatriots

    #HTTP

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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%.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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

  18. “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.

  19. 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…

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

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

  22. “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.

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