Redskins G Arie Kouandjio Out For 2018 Season Following Surgery


John Keim of ESPN is reporting that Redskins G Arie Kouandjio will, in fact, miss the entire 2018 season after he underwent surgery to repair his torn quad muscle.

Keim says that there was initially some hope pre-surgery that his recovery time wouldn’t be that long, even though it was always considered a long-shot that Kouandjio would be able to suit up in 2018.

According to Keim, Kouandjio’s quad worsened over time and after a second opinion, he underwent surgery late last week. Kouandjio is facing six-to-eight month recovery.

The Redskins recently re-signed G Shawn Lauvao shortly before Kouandjio’s quad issues surfaced.

Kouandjio, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Redskins back in 2015. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $2,801,672 contract and set to make a base salary of $705,000 for the 2018 season.

Kouandjio will be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

In 2017, Kouandjio appeared in eight games for the Redskins.

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