Redskins WR Robert Davis Has Broken Leg, Out For Season

It’s now official. Redskins wide receiver Robert Davis will miss the entire 2018 season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link). It was reported earlier that the team was concerned Davis may have torn his ACL during their preseason opener. As it turns out, Davis broke his leg and tore his LCL, per Rapoport. Head coach Jay Gruden said that Davis will require major surgery and will be sidelined for nine to 12 months (Twitter link via John Keim of

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network tweeted that the “slight silver lining here is no ACL, as they’d feared, and no nerve damage,” adding it “could’ve been worse for him.” Davis, a 2017 sixth-round pick, had reportedly been turning heads at training camp and was pushing for a spot on the team’s 53-man roster.

Davis was extremely productive in college, having played a major role during his four years at Georgia State. In his senior season, he caught 67 passes for 968 yards and five touchdowns. He finished his collegiate career with 222 catches, 3,391 yards, and 17 touchdowns. Given how impressive he was looking before going down, Davis could be back next year to compete for a job with the Redskins.

The injury is a blow to the Redskins’ depth, but it shouldn’t be too devastating. The team will move forward with Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson, and Josh Doctson as its top three receivers. It was, though, the second brutal injury from the preseason opener, as Derrius Guice was revealed to have torn his ACL.

On the plus side, Gruden had high praise for 2016 UDFA Maurice Harris, who has seen limited action in his first two years in the league but who could be in for an increased role in 2018. Gruden said, “Mo is a great all-around receiver for us. We’re confident he can line up anywhere” (Twitter link via Keim).

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10 comments on “Redskins WR Robert Davis Has Broken Leg, Out For Season

  1. crosseyedlemon

    Ok, lets see if we can get 10 comments here before the rumor starts about Dez joining the Redskins.

  2. philmccrevice

    As it turns out Davis ,didn’t tear his ACL but broke his leg and tore his ACL writes Rapoport. ?????

  3. itslonelyatthetrop

    Perhaps a more low-key addition would be better fitting. The man was a 6th round pick. Not a key to their offense.

  4. JJ Wattcha Going to do Brother

    Redskins have had an atrocious amount of injuries going back to last year. Not sure if bad luck or it’s time to take a look at strength and athletic trainers. I think it’s Gruden’s nephew.

    • wood3348

      Ummm unless you want to steal him back from his father in Oakland but why would you do that? The Duce is with his Daddy with the Raiders now. That was last years bullhockey joke


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