Reporting Chuck Carroll
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (CBSDC) — The 2013 debut of Brandon Meriweather lasted little more than a quarter before coming to an abrupt conclusion.
The Washington Redskins safety exited Sunday’s game in Green Bay early in the second quarter following violent collision with Packers running back James Starks. Meriweather immediately crumpled to the ground after he and Starks appeared to hit helmet-to-helmet along the Green Bay sidelines. Trainers were immediately summoned.
He laid motionless on the field for some time before being assisted off by the Redskins training staff.
The 29-year-old was taken to the locker room for further evaluation and has been ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Earlier in the game, the Meriweather delivered a helmet-to-helmet shot on Eddie Lacy that knocked the Packers running back out for the game.
The two-time All-Pro, who missed all but one game in 2012 with a knee injury, was held out of the lineup in the Redskins season opener with a groin issue. He has appeared in just two games since joining Washington as a free agent prior to last season.