Logan Paulsen Has Sprained MCL In Left Knee
The tight end was injured late in the fourth quarter of the victory over the Raiders on Sunday and will benefit from having the bye week to rehabilitate the knee.
BY ZAC BOYER
ASHBURN – Logan Paulsen has a sprained MCL in his left knee and couldn’t offer any assurances as to whether he’ll be available to play when the Redskins return from their bye week to play the Cowboys on Oct. 13.
Paulsen sustained the injury on the second-to-last offensive play in Sunday’s 24-14 victory over the Raiders.
The tight end was wearing a brace on the knee as he walked off the practice fields on Tuesday, when the rest of the players went through little more than a conditioning session.
Having the break came at a fortunate time for Paulsen, who doesn’t have to worry about playing on Sunday and now has additional time to heal.
“I think it’s … a point of relief for me that I’ve got some time to kind of work on it and get right for two weeks,” Paulsen said.
Two of the Redskins’ three other tight ends will also head into the bye week recovering from injuries. Fred Davis sprained his ankle in practice on Sept. 20 and missed the game against the Lions, then was held to five snaps against the Raiders. Rookie Jordan Reed, who was third on the team with 13 receptions entering Sunday, has a bruised right quadriceps.
That leaves Niles Paul as the Redskins’ only healthy tight end. Paul, in his third season but second playing the position, played a season-high 28 snaps against the Raiders and caught two passes for a combined 20 yards.