After shaking off a left ankle injury earlier in Sunday’s game, tight end Jordan Reed returned but then was knocked out of the game with a concussion, Coach Jay Gruden said.
Reed’s injury came with 42 seconds left in Sunday’s game and with Washington marching downfield and threatening to score. Quarterback Kirk Cousins attempted a pass to Reed over the middle, but Reed suffered a hit to the head and couldn’t hold on to the pass and went down to the ground, lying on his back, and removed his helmet.
Reed was helped to the sideline, and shortly after retreated to the locker room with the help of a member of the Redskins’ medical team.
Gruden announced in his postgame press conference that Reed was believed to have suffered a concussion.
Reed has had an extensive injury history during his brief career, missing 12 games in his first two seasons because of knee and hamstring injuries, and a concussion. Reed missed the final six games of his rookie season because of ongoing concussion-related symptoms.
Otherwise, the Redskins were believed to have emerged from the game without serious injury. Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan briefly left the game with a hip pointer, but returned and recorded a sack on Philadelphia’s final possession.
Wide receiver Pierre Garcon left the game in the fourth quarter with a knee sprain. But he returned and had three catches and a touchdown, which wound up lifting his team to victory.
Cornerback Chris Culliver played despite suffering from left knee, quad and groin soreness throughout the week. He finished the game but limped badly as he walked off the field following the final play.
Linebacker Trent Murphy suffered a hip contusion, but he returned to finish out the game with a sack and also caught the cross-field lateral attempted by Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor as Philadelphia’s players attempted a miraculous play with time expired.
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