ARLINGTON, Tex. â€“ Special teams contributors Bryan Kehl and long-snapper Nick Sundberg both left Sunday nightâ€™s 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 werenâ€™t too serious, but admitted uncertainty.
Kehl, a backup inside linebacker and one of Washingtonâ€™s top defenders on the special teams coverage units, said he injured his left knee while running down the field early in the second half.
â€śSomething popped,â€ť he said. â€śThey donâ€™t know whatâ€™s wrong with it yet. They really canâ€™t tell with their tests. So I just have to get my MRI tomorrow and see exactly what it is. Itâ€™s something I have done a million times: just running down the field. I planted. It was weird.â€ť
Kehl said that just standing on the leg, he didnâ€™t 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.
â€śI hit him out of bounds, and I had a weird â€“ I didnâ€™t really feel anything â€“ but I tried to get up, and couldnâ€™t put any pressure on it,â€ť Sundberg said. He added, â€śIt was kind of one of those real awkward plays. Iâ€™ll have to get it evaluated tomorrow. â€¦ Itâ€™s all up in the air because Iâ€™ve never done this before.â€ť
Meanwhile, rookie cornerback David Amerson left the game with a concussion in the second half and wasnâ€™t available for comment as part of the leagueâ€™s concussion monitoring program.
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