The Washington Post

Santana Moss out five to seven weeks

[UPDATED 3:30 p.m.]

Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss had surgery on his broken left hand, a day after he injured it in the first half of Washington’s 33-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Santana Moss (89), gathers in a touchdown pass against St. Louis Rams cornerback Justin King on Oct. 2. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Moss tweeted news of his surgery earlier in the day.

Moss, who entered Sunday’s game leading all Redskins wide receivers with 22 catches for 284 yards and two touchdowns, suffered the injury while trying to break his fall on a play. He recorded two catches for 17 yards before he was injured.

Moss left the game and watched the remainder of the first half with his left hand heavily wrapped. When Washington emerged from the locker room at the start of the third quarter, Moss was wearing street clothes.

When asked about his injury after the game, Moss said, “It is what it is. I know how this game is. I don’t let that stuff rattle me. I don’t like missing nothing, so at the end of the day, you don’t [know] why it happened. Everything happens for a reason. Take it for what it is. Take it for how it is. Get it healed up and bounce back.”

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.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Video curated for you.