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.