Redskins place OLB Ryan Kerrigan on the injured reserve
Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan was able to make his return versus the Green Bay Packers after missing the first game of his career. Unfortunately, it appears the 2019 NFL season has come to an end for him.
Kerrigan suffered a calf injury during the loss to Green Bay. Washington has now opted to place him on injured reserve with a calf injury, via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk:
Kerrigan injured his calf in the 20-15 loss and interim head coach Bill Callahan announced on Friday that Kerrigan has been placed on injured reserve.
Kerrigan had his consecutive-game streak ended at 139 the week before after he was forced to sit out with a concussion, however, he managed to clear the league’s protocol in time for the road trip to Green Bay. The veteran managed to play the entire first half until he suffered the injury in the third quarter and had to be helped off the field.
Washington is not playing for much at this point in the 2019 campaign at 3-10 with three games left in the season. As a result, it seems they have opted to take a cautious approach with Kerrigan’s recovery by getting his offseason rehabilitation started early. As a result, he will finish the year with 25 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.
Kerrigan’s absence undoubtedly leaves a rather notable void in the pass rush department. It is no secret that this team has endured their fair share of struggles. Regardless, they will need to find a way to end the year on a high note without one of their best players.