The Washington Redskins' running backs were bitten by the injury bug again during Monday night’s 43-19 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Adrian Peterson suffered a dislocated shoulder in the first half and did not have a second half carry, finishing with six yards on four rushing attempts. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Tuesday.
Chris Thompson was also shaken up, suffering a rib injury on an attempted two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. He finished with a team-high six receptions for 45 yards and added eight rushes for 17 yards.
Washington already has three running backs on injured reserve — rookie Derrius Guice, Rob Kelley and Byron Marshall.
The pass-catchers didn’t get away unscathed, either.
Wide receiver Paul Richardson left the game with a knee injury and tight end Vernon Davis had a hamstring issue. Richardson had four catches for 50 yards and Davis caught two balls for 15 yards. Wideout Josh Doctson is also dealing with an injury, having missed the game altogether with a bad heel.
There’s no good time for injuries, but this week is even worse with less time to recover due to playing on Monday night. The Redskins host the Carolina Panthers in six days and there’s no bye week to look forward to after having Week 4 off.
The offense is already without starting left guard Shawn Lauvao (calf), who has missed the last two games.
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