(NEW YORK) — As the Washington Redskins wait for starting quarterback Robert Griffin III to get healthy, they now have to worry about backup quarterback Kirk Cousins. Cousins suffered a foot sprain in Monday night’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Redskins could actually be letting go a sigh of relief as the injury could have been much worse. The X-rays came back negative, and a Lisfranc injury is being ruled out for now.
The sophomore quarterback suffered the injury while scrambling off a bootleg. He was dragged down on the sidelines by Lawrence Timmons. He tried to continue playing before he couldn’t stand anymore and had to sit down on the field.
But he isn’t expected to miss an extended time.
“Most guys would be in the hospital in intensive care,” Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said. “But he’s able to talk to you guys so it gives you an idea of how tough he is. He’ll be able to play through it.”
Cousins filled in very well for Griffin last season in limited action. He completed 68.8% of his passes while throwing for 466 yards and four touchdowns.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN