Injury Updates: Bryan Kehl, Nick Sundberg Out For Season
Two key special teams contributors will miss the final 11 games of the season after each player sustained a knee injury in the Redskins’ loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.
BY ZAC BOYER
ASHBURN – The Redskins’ struggling special teams took another blow on Monday when examinations revealed inside linebacker Bryan Kehl tore the ACL in his left knee and long snapper Nick Sundberg tore a meniscus in his right knee in the 31-16 loss to the Cowboys.
Both players will miss the rest of the season, Mike Shanahan said.
Kehl was trying to tackle Cowboys receiver Dwayne Harris during a punt return with 2:26 remaining in the second quarter when his left knee gave out. Harris returned that punt 86 yards for a touchdown to give the Redskins a 14-3 lead.
Sundberg, meanwhile, was pursuing Harris on a punt return with 5:29 remaining in the third quarter when he tried to stop out of bounds, causing his right knee to buckle.
Center Will Montgomery took over as the long snapper for the rest of the game; all three were placekick attempts, with one called back because of penalty and the other a 49-yard field goal attempt by Kai Forbath early in the fourth quarter that went wide left.
The team will likely work out long snappers at Redskins Park on Tuesday. Last year, the Redskins tabbed 12-year veteran Justin Snow, who stepped in for eight games while Sundberg recovered from a broken left arm.
Shanahan also said cornerback David Amerson sustained a concussion on a hit by Cowboys linebacker Cameron Lawrence in the third quarter. Amerson was hit helmet-to-helmet on the right side of his head by Lawrence and remained down on the grass before being taken to the locker room for evaluation.