Redskins HC Jay Gruden told reporters after Sunday’s game that RB Chris Thompson has a fibula fracture that will require surgery.
This means that Thompson’s 2017 season is officially over.
You can expect the Redskins to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
Redskins RB Chris Thompson was carted off of the field during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Saints after he had an air cast placed on his injured right leg.
This is obviously a very serious injury that could Thompson’s 2017 season.
Losing Thompson would be a major blow to the Redskins’ offense, given that he’s their No. 1 rusher and receiver.
Washington will move forward with rookie Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall at running back, but you can expect them to add some help in the coming days.
Thompson, 27, is a former fifth-round pick of the Redskins back in 2013. He was unfortunately waived at the start of the 2014 season, but re-signed to their practice squad soon after.
The Redskins tendered Thompson a one-year exclusive rights contract last year and brought him back on a second-round restricted tender for the 2017 season.
Washington signed him to a two-year extension at the start of the regular season.
In 2016, Thompson appeared in all 16 games and rushed for 356 yards on 68 carries (5.2 YPC) and to go along with 49 receptions for 349 yards receiving and five total touchdowns. He also contributed 360 kick return yards.
Entering today’s game, Thompson had appeared in nine games for the Redskins and rushed for 277 yards on 60 carries (4.6 YPC) to go along with 38 receptions for 494 yards receiving and five total touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Thompson as the news is available.