Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson could be out for some time after picking up a rather nasty injury during his team's game against the New Orleans Saints.
Prior to the Redskins' Week 11 game, Thompson was their best offensive player on the field, showing off his dual-threat ability. After nine games, he had 60 carries for 277 yards and two touchdowns, as well as 38 receptions for 494 yards and three touchdowns.
However, the team may have now lost the running back for the season after the injury he picked up this week against the Saints.
During a 3rd-and-3 play in the third quarter, Thompson had his right leg trapped underneath a New Orleans defender after he was pushed backward by safety Vonte Bell while trying to protect his quarterback Kirk Cousins on a play. Cousins was also injured on the play but he was able to return to the field.
Unfortunately for Thompson though, he will likely not play again this season, even if the Redskins make the playoffs, as his leg had to be fitted with an air cast before he was carted to the locker room. A devasting blow for the team who had already lost another running back for the year in Rob Kelley earlier in the season.
The footage below shows the incident taking place, and it is definitely not for the squeamish.
Thompson will definitely be out for the rest of the season, and he should be 100% ready for training camp next season if everything heals correctly, according to Dr. Mark Adickes, who explains the injury very well in the video below.
The dual-threat running back left the game after having four carries for 17 yards as well as one catch going for a 16-yard touchdown. A huge loss for the Redskins and their hopes of making the playoffs this season have taken a big hit.
Washington will now turn to Byron Marshall to take over as the team's passing-down back behind Samaje Perine, who is already carrying the bulk of the running work following Kelley's injury.
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