ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris suffered a rib contusion against the Oakland Raiders and will not return.
He exited the field following a nine-yard run late in the third quarter. Morris was able to get up under his own power immediately after the tackle and jog to the sidelines. Once there, he was reportedly in a great deal of discomfort as the training staff examined him.
Coach Mike Shanahan said after the game Morris did not fracture any ribs, but that he was “a little sore.” Shanahan said he didn’t know exactly how serious the injury was.
Morris proved to be an effective weapon for the Redskins offense prior to the injury. The second-year back rushed for 71 yards on 16 carries against the Raiders before leaving the game.
Without pads, he returned to the sideline without about 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Raiders lost starting running back Darren McFadden to a hamstring injury in the first half.