The Redskins fear that rookie linebacker Su’a Cravens has a partially torn biceps, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link). Such an injury would presumably knock Cravens out for the remainder of the season, and Rapoport says Cravens will undergo an MRI on Monday to further determine the severity of the tear.
Cravens, drafted in the second round out of USC, has played as something of a hybrid ‘backer this season, managing to see action on 36.5% of Washington’s defensive snaps while playing primarily in coverage. Through 10 games (three starts), Cravens has 22 tackles, one sack, one interception, and five passes defensed, all while grading as the league’s No. 27 linebacker, per Pro Football Focus. Cravens has also played 35.9% of the Redskins’ special teams snaps.
Meanwhile, fellow linebacker Will Compton will also undergo an MRI tomorrow after a knee injury, but he’s been informed that his major ligaments are intact, tweets John Keim of ESPN.com. Compton has played nearly every defensive snap for the Redskins this season, so losing him and Cravens could serve as something of a death blow to a Washington defense that already ranks in the bottom-third of DVOA.
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