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Washington Football Team defender Montez Sweat’s return from jaw injury hits setback

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Washington Football Team defensive lineman Montez Sweat has been sidelined with a jaw injury since the beginning of November. Sweat was seemingly on the mend from the fractured jaw and was expected to return to practice, but his recovery hit an unexpected setback.

That’s a tough blow for the Washington Football Team ahead of a big divisional game against the Dallas Cowboys. Sweat, who was seemingly on-track to return to the field this weekend, will now be forced to miss at least the next 10 days, which will likely cost him two more games.

These aren’t just any two games, either. The Washington Football Team needs to win one or both of these games against the Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles to have a chance at a playoff berth. That just became a lot harder with the recent update on Sweat.

Also, Sweat isn’t just any Washington defender. The 25-year-old has recorded 20 sacks and 23 tackles for loss in three seasons on the defensive line. Sweat’s absence ahead of two games against divisional opponents with excellent offensive lines is not ideal, to say the least.

Washington have shown some fight during their recent four-game winning streak. They’ll have to do it again this Sunday- and possibly next, without the services of one of their best defensive linemen in Montez Sweat.