Fred Davis To Miss Remainder Of Season With Torn Achilles’ Tendon
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Fred Davis tore the Achilles tendon in his left leg during the Washington Redskins’ 27-23 road loss to the New York Giants on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season.
The tight end, who entered the game as the Redskins’ top receiver, was injured on a second-and-goal play with 2:31 remaining in the first quarter when he appeared to get his feet tangled up with those of Giants cornerback Antrel Rolle.
He stayed down on the field for some time before being helped to the sideline, where he hopped on one foot to the bench, was escorted to the training table and then taken on a cart to the locker room.
“I knew that when I couldn’t walk for at least five or 10 minutes, it was something serious,” Davis said. “I was running the route, a little move route, and I stuck my leg. I don’t know how [it happened].”
Davis entered the game with 23 receptions for 312 yards and had one catch for 13 yards against the Giants. His season also ended prematurely a year ago when he was suspended for the final four games for failing a drug test, and though he was a free agent, he accepted the Redskins’ franchise designation to play for one year and $5.5 million.
Tight end Logan Paulsen had four catches for a team-high 76 yards, while Niles Paul dropped the only ball he was thrown. Paul, entering his second season, began the conversion from receiver during the offseason.
Head coach Mike Shanahan said in the past that the team would be open to re-signing Chris Cooley, whom it released during the final week of the preseason, only if an injury to a tight end allowed him to assume a starting role.
Those conversations will likely begin amongst Shanahan and other team personnel early this week.
“It really does suck,” Davis said. “I want to be out there and prove every down, if I could play, I would, but there’s some situations I have to deal with. First time in my career I have to deal with something like this.”