quarterback Kirk Cousins' right foot. The MRI was taken to rule out something more serious, like the dreaded Lisfranc injury.
No significant ligament damage was done to Cousins' foot, a source close to the quarterback said. Cousins should be ready to play for the Redskins' regular season opening game on September 9th against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Redskins called this a mild mid-foot sprain after the game and hoped that nothing serious would be found.
The backup quarterback left Monday's 24-13 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers after suffering the injury to his right foot. X-rays taken during the game were found to be negative, and wearing a boot after the game, Cousins told NFL.com's Jeff Darlington that he didn't expect missing any time.
Cousins was hurt during the second quarter when he was trying to get out of bounds during a scramble. Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons grabbed Cousins from behind and the quarterback rolled his foot on the Redskins' sideline.
Cousins tried to walk the injury off, but sat down near the huddle. He was tended to by trainers and walked off the field on his own volition. Rex Grossman replaced Cousins, who remained on the sidelines several minutes after the injury but eventually left for the locker room.
Cousins has started the Redskins' first two preseason games while starter Robert Griffin III is being eased back into full-time duties after having knee surgery in January. Cousins is valuable insurance as he won a significant victory for the Redskins in Cleveland in his first NFL start when Griffin was hurt.
References: Washington Post and NFL.com.
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