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Will Montgomery Has Sprained MCL In Left Knee; Status Remains Uncertain
ASHBURN – Mike Shanahan declined to address specifics regarding the left knee injury sustained by Will Montgomery late in the Washington Redskins’ 38-21 victory at Cleveland on Sunday, confirming on Monday only that Montgomery did sprain the MCL.
“We’ll talk in more detail on that on Wednesday,” Shanahan said. Players are given Tuesdays off.
Montgomery injured his left knee with 3:21 left in the fourth quarter and missed the final six plays, ending his streak of playing every offensive snap this season. He began limping shortly after snapping the ball, and it did not appear Montgomery was hurt through any physical activity.
Kory Lichtensteiger, the Redskins’ left guard, moved inside to assume Montgomery’s role at center, while Maurice Hurt, a special teams regular this season, entered to take over for Lichtensteiger at left guard.
Montgomery said after the game that he did not believe the knee injury was serious. He underwent an MRI on Monday morning.
His injury was the second sustained by a starting offensive lineman on Sunday. Right tackle Tyler Polumbus left the game early in the third quarter with a concussion, and Shanahan said Polumbus has begun the typical protocols for a player experiencing concussion-like symptoms.