By Bryan Frantz

WASHINGTON — Josh Norman went down with a rib injury after falling hard late in the first half Monday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.

He exited the game, then soon left the field for the locker room before halftime. When the Redskins returned for the second half, Norman was nowhere to be found and Quinton Dunbar was in his place.

Per ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters, coach Jay Gruden called Norman’s injury “pretty significant” and said the star cornerback would “likely be out at least a couple of weeks.”

This is a huge loss for Washington’s defense, which has been a tremendous asset for the team the past couple of weeks. Bashaud Breeland and Dunbar will handle the majority of the cornerback duties in Norman’s absence, and Kendall Fuller will see a bigger role.

Mere minutes later, linebacker Martrell Spaight, who had been having an impressive game, went down with an injury. It was unclear in the immediate aftermath if it was a head injury or a shoulder injury for Spaight, who landed awkwardly on a long pass to Travis Kelce.

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