Adrian Peterson dislocated shoulder vs. Saints
NEW ORLEANS The Redskins offense wasn’t able to do much against the Saints in Monday’s 43-19 loss. And unfortunately for them, the unit didn’t come out completely healthy either.
Running back Adrian Peterson will receive an MRI for a shoulder strain, while Chris Thompson suffered a rib injury. Wideout Paul Richardson also suffered a knee strain and tight end Vernon Davis hurt his hamstring.
The injuries are the latest for an already banged-up group. Receiver Josh Doctson missed Monday’s game with a heel injury and there are multiple players hurt along the offensive line. Left guard Shawn Lauvao has missed the last two games with a calf injury, and guard Brandon Scherff (knee) and Trent Williams (knee) have been playing through pain.
Peterson told reporters he dislocated his shoulder near the end of the first half against the Saints and his playing time was limited in the second. The 33-year-old back had just four attempts for six yards.
“I just popped it back in and braced it up at halftime,” said Peterson, who noted he hurt his shoulder after getting hit while running a flat route. “I got back in there.”
Thompson was drilled in the fourth quarter when he ran a slant route during an attempted two-point conversion. The running back remained on the ground for a minute or so, but then walked off on his own.
Richardson, meanwhile, had been nursing a shoulder injury heading into the contest. He finished with four catches for 50 yards.
Coach Jay Gruden will provide further updates throughout the week. The Redskins have to turn the page quickly as they host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.