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Injury Updates: Jordan Reed Bruises Knee

The rookie tight end took a helmet off his right knee, while three teammates left the game because of an injury and an opponent will be out for the season.


LANDOVER, Md. – Jordan Reed left the Redskins’ 27-20 loss to the Lions in the third quarter on Sunday with a bruised right knee.


Reed, who finished with five catches for 50 yards, said he took a Lions player’s helmet to his right knee while making a seven-yard grab with 1:54 remaining in the quarter.

“It’s hurtin’,” the rookie tight end said after the game. “It’s hurtin’ pretty bad, and we still don’t know exactly what’s wrong, but we’ll see about it tomorrow.”

Reed’s absence further thinned the position, with starter Fred Davis already inactive because of a sprained ankle. Logan Paulsen finished with four catches for 51 yards, with three of those catches coming after Reed had left the game.

Three other players sustained an injury in the game. Outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins sustained an unspecified ankle injury and was unable to return, though he downplayed its seriousness afterward.

Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo was evaluated for a concussion in the first quarter, though tests came back negative, while free safety Bacarri Rambo left the game with what appeared to be a right leg injury but was later revealed to merely be cramping.

The Lions weren’t so lucky. Starting defensive end Jason Jones tore the patellar tendon in his left knee midway through the second quarter and will miss the rest of the season. Jones had to be carted off the field after failing to make it back to his feet.