ARLINGTON, Tex. â Special teams contributors Bryan Kehl and long-snapper Nick Sundberg both left Sunday nightâs game with knee injuries, but immediately following the contest, neither knew the severity of their situations.
Both expected to receive additional tests and MRI exams on Monday. The players shared optimism that their injuries werenât too serious, but admitted uncertainty.
Kehl, a backup inside linebacker and one of Washingtonâs top defenders on the special teams coverage units, said he injured his left knee while running down the field early in the second half.
âSomething popped,â he said. âThey donât know whatâs wrong with it yet. They really canât tell with their tests. So I just have to get my MRI tomorrow and see exactly what it is. Itâs something I have done a million times: just running down the field. I planted. It was weird.â
Kehl said that just standing on the leg, he didnât feel any discomfort, but that when he tried to bend the knee, there still was some soreness. He also said there was some swelling in the knee.
Sundberg said he injured his right knee in the second half while making a tackle while on punt coverage.
âI hit him out of bounds, and I had a weird â I didnât really feel anything â but I tried to get up, and couldnât put any pressure on it,â Sundberg said. He added, âIt was kind of one of those real awkward plays. Iâll have to get it evaluated tomorrow. âŚ Itâs all up in the air because Iâve never done this before.â
Meanwhile, rookie cornerback David Amerson left the game with a concussion in the second half and wasnât available for comment as part of the leagueâs concussion monitoring program.
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