LANDOVER — The Redskins sustained a rash of injuries on defense in Sunday’s 31-20 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan injured his left elbow on the first play of the second quarter. He needs an MRI exam on Monday, according to Washington coach Jay Gruden.

Kerrigan was far from the only Redskins defensive player to need treatment after Sunday’s victory. Inside linebacker Will Compton left the game with a shoulder strain – though he later returned and thought he’d be fine.

But inside linebacker Su’a Cravens and strong safety David Bruton both sustained concussions in the second half and left the game. They will remain in the NFL’s mandated concussion protocol for at least a few days.

The Redskins next practice on Wednesday afternoon and they play at Baltimore on Sunday.

The defense has already been hit hard by injuries with safety DeAngelo Hall (torn ACL, right knee) out for the season and cornerback Bashaud Breeland (left ankle) “week-to-week” after an injury during the Sept. 25 game in New York. Breeland did not play against Cleveland, though Gruden was hopeful he might return vs. the Ravens.


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