X-Rays Show No Breaks For Alfred Morris
The running back injured his ribs in the Redskins’ road victory over the Raiders on Sunday, and while he has some discomfort, he said x-rays didn’t show anything is broken.
BY ZAC BOYER
ASHBURN – Alfred Morris said x-rays taken on his midsection showed no broken ribs, but that he does have some bruising resulting from a hit he took in the Redskins’ 24-14 victory over the Raiders on Sunday.
Morris left the game late in the third quarter after gaining nine yards and being tackled by Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava. He said he believes he injured the ribs earlier in the game, but when he was hit by another Raiders player after the conclusion of the run, he felt an extra pressure in his chest.
“It was tender before at the start of the game, but it was nothing that would take me out of the game, so I was like, you know, whatever,” Morris said. “I feel like on that play was just icing on the cake, so I had to come out. I was like, ‘Yeah, this isn’t something I’m gonna walk off.’”
The running back finished the game with 16 carries for 71 yards. Roy Helu replaced Morris as the primary back for the final two plays of that drive and the fourth quarter and had 41 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.
Morris said he doesn’t know how long he’ll be unable to play, but is thankful the Redskins are facing their bye week and he can use the time to rest.
“It definitely helps out,” Morris said. “You need a little extra time to recover and get ready for the [divisional] opponents. You know, even though our bye week is early – you always like the early bye week, but at the same time, for me, it’s the perfect time.”