The Redskins have yet to announce Jonathan Allen is out for the season, though a series of reports indicate that to be an absolute certainty.
Allen suffered a Lisfranc sprain in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win over San Francisco. Initially, the organization projected he would miss three to four weeks. But Wednesday morning, John Keim of ESPN reported that Allen would in fact miss the remainder of the season.
And then, Wednesday afternoon, the Redskins announced defensive lineman A.J. Francis — who failed to make the 53-man roster out of training camp — had been signed to the practice squad.
Still, though, no official word on Allen. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network — who has notably whiffed on several Redskins stories this year — added an additional distinction on Wednesday: that Allen would be having surgery.
Rapoport was a guest of Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan later this same afternoon.
“Jonathan Allen will have surgery,” Dukes said. “They’re gonna put a screw in his foot. He is out for the season. He has been very impressive thus far for the Washington Redskins, who had an interior push for the first time in years. What type of a loss is this for the Redskins?”
“First of all, I believe he already had surgery,” Rapoport corrected the record. “What I was told was that it was today. So, it’s certainly a loss.”
Adam Schefter, too, reported for ESPN that Allen is out for the season, yet made no mention of surgery.
Why have the Redskins announced the signing of another defensive lineman, but still haven’t confirmed Wednesday’s season-ending twist — or, for that matter, a surgery that’s reportedly already taken place — with Allen?
But, if Allen has indeed already had surgery, as Rapoport indicates he has, that sure would seem to confirm Allen will miss the rest of the season. All that’s left is to wait on the official word from the team.