Adam Carriker Out For Season With Torn Quadriceps In Right Leg
ASHBURN – Defensive end Adam Carriker tore the quadriceps in his right leg in the Washington Redskins’ 31-28 loss at St. Louis on Sunday – an injury that will keep him out for the remainder of the season, two people familiar with the player’s situation said Monday morning.
Carriker injured the knee 20 seconds into the first quarter, on the Redskins’ second defensive play, while being blocked by Rams right guard Harvey Dahl.
Head coach Mike Shanahan said after the game Carriker would undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury and that “it doesn’t look good.” A torn quad can typically take approximately eight weeks of rehabilitation.
Carriker, in a text message Monday morning, said Shanahan will speak on his injury later in the day.
“He’s going to be done, I guess, the rest of the year,” linebacker London Fletcher said. “It’s an opportunity for somebody else now. We’re a no-excuse football team.”
That opportunity would likely fall to Jarvis Jenkins, who tore an ACL last year and missed the entire season. Both he and Kedric Golston filled in for Carriker on Sunday after Golston sustained the injury.
“You’ve got to step up as a D-line and assume responsibility,” Jenkins said. “Just like I got hurt last year, it’s the same situation but on the other side of the fence now. I’ve got to play ball and just do what I’m capable of doing.”
The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Carriker, 28, signed a four-year, $20 million contract with $3.7 million guaranteed in March. He had 34 tackles last season and a career-high 5.5 sacks.