WASHINGTON — The longest-tenured member of the Washington Redskins roster, Kedric Golston, has been sidelined with a hamstring injury in the first series of the game. Golston is the team’s starting nose tackle in his 11th season with the team.
The injury initially looked bad, as Golston was helped to the sideline, unable to put weight on his leg:
After meeting with team doctors and trainers, Golston was initially diagnosed with a hamstring injury and was questionable to return:
Within minutes, however, he was reassessed and downgraded to out. He is backed up by Ziggy Hood, and a number of other players have the ability to play nose tackle, such as Chris Baker and Ricky Jean Francois:
The defensive line will be an area of concern for the rest of the afternoon, and likely beyond this week. On the ensuing possession, the Cowboys marched down the field and punched it into the end zone with a run up the middle: