Logan Paulsen’s knee is sprained, could miss a week or more

October 1, 2013

Tight end Logan Paulsen suffered a MCL sprain in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen said that the MRI exam conducted on his left knee revealed that he suffered a Grade 2 sprain. Paulsen said he was told the injury could take anywhere from one week to several more to heal.

“It depends on the rehab and how my body responds,” Paulsen said. “Some guys  have had it and it’s been a week. Fletcher had one and said, ‘I didn’t miss a day.’ But you have to take that with a grain of salt. It just depends on how I react to treatment.”

Paulsen, who started at tight end for the second straight week and on Sunday recorded two catches for two catches for 46 yards, suffered the injury during a fourth-quarter run play. A defensive player fell on Paulsen’s leg.

The tight end initially got up and shook off the injury and waved off Fred Davis, who was coming in to relieve him. Paulsen came out after the following play, however.

He said because of the bye, which begins this week, comes at a perfect time because of the injury.

“It’s a point of relief for me that I’ve got some time to work on it before two weeks,” Paulsen said.

Have a Redskins question? E-mail Mike Jones at mike.jones@washpost.com with the subject line “Mailbag question” for him to answer it in The Mailbag on Tuesday.

What’s ahead:

● Redskins assistant coaches speak with reporters on Tuesday. The team practices and then is off until Mon. Oct. 7. The next game is 8:30 p.m. Sun. Oct. 13 at Dallas.

More on the Redskins and NFL:

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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