The Washington Redskins were dealt a pair of potentially crippling blows as it was announced defensive end Adam Carriker and linebacker Brian Orakpo would miss the remainder of the season with injuries.
Carriker will need surgery after to repair the torn right quadriceps tendon he suffered early in the Washington Redskins 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. He is expected to be sidelined for five months following the procedure.
Head coach Mike Shanahan said Monday the team was leaning toward signing Doug Worthington off the team’s practice squad to take Carriker’s place on the roster.
Linebacker Brian Orakpo will also require surgery after tearing his left pectoral muscle for a second time. Shanahan said an MRI showed the injury was in a different place than the first tear which required surgery this past offseason.
Recovery time for Orakpo’s injury is estimated at roughly four months.