Brandon Meriweather To Miss Another Month With Left Knee Injury
ASHBURN – Brandon Meriweather will miss approximately four additional weeks after he aggravated his sprained left knee in a collision with Aldrick Robinson before the Washington Redskins’ game at Tampa Bay last weekend, according to head coach Mike Shanahan.
Meriweather originally injured the knee during the preseason and damaged it again during practice on Sept. 3. He was scheduled to make his debut for the Redskins on Sept. 30 when he ran into Robinson during pregame warm-ups and fell awkwardly on the knee.
Shanahan said Meriweather sustained second- and third-degree sprains of his MCL and his PCL. A third-degree sprain is a torn ligament, though it’s not clear which of the two Meriweather tore.
The strong safety declined to talk about the knee last week, saying only that he’d “talk to y’all in three weeks.”
“That’s just guessing,” Shanahan said. “That’s what our doctors think right now in looking at his knee.”
The Redskins signed Meriweather to a two-year, $6 million contract in April to be their starter, but he fulfilled that role only in the first two preseason games. Second-year safety DeJon Gomes started the first three games, while Reed Doughty has filled in for Meriweather in the last two.
Meriweather was signed to replace LaRon Landry, who battled a variety of injuries to his Achilles tendons over the past two seasons and missed a combined 15 games. Landry signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the New York Jets in March and has started each of the Jets’ first four games.