The Washington Redskins may be forced to continue to use a makeshift offensive line, as it is believed right guard Brandon Scherff suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
#Redskins stellar guard Brandon Scherff is believed to have suffered a torn pec based on the initial diagnosis, sources say. He has an MRI today, but would be a significant loss.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 5, 2018
Scherff exited the game in the third quarter with what was listed as a shoulder injury. Judging from the reaction of Scherff, holding his pectoral area, the reported prognosis is not much surprising. Of course, the team will await the results on Monday’s MRI before any official word.
It’s clear losing a two-time Pro Bowler is a huge lost for the Redskins. Scherff huge been a huge part of Washington’s power run scheme that led them to a 5-2 start before the loss to Atlanta.
Unfortunately for the Redskins, Scherff’s pending absence may not the only bad news they receive as left guard Shawn Lauvao will also undergo an MRI for h is injured left knee. He was hurt on the third snap of the game Sunday. That along with left tackle Trent Williams already dealing with a dislocated thumb that required surgery last week, the Redskins are reeling across the offensive line.
Additionally, right tackle Morgan Moses suffered a knee injury in the first quarter against Atlanta. However, he did return to the game just before halftime. While it’s expected he will be able to play through his injury, having four of your Day 1 offensive line starters banged up or out with injuries greatly diminishes the offense’s effectiveness.