The Washington Redskins appear to have dodged one with the latest injury news on safety Su’a Cravens. The second-year pro exited Thursday’s preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens with what head coach Jay Gruden described as a hyper-extended knee. An MRI was performed Friday and the news is better than expected, according to ESPN’s John Keim.
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Cravens being out 2-3 weeks allows him to return in time for the regular season. Washington has already lost edge rusher Trent Murphy for the entire season after he tore his ACL as well as his MCL in his left knee.
Being out a couple of weeks will hamper his transition from Will Linebacker to safety, as he needs the reps in practice and in games. However, the good news is he won’t miss an extended length of time and could return by the opener on Sept. 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Deshazor Everett is expected to take first-team reps in place of Cravens. Everett is entering his third season with the Redskins after spending his first year in the NFL with Tampa as an undrafted rookie. Everett had a strong showing in Thursday’s 23-3 loss to the Ravens. He recorded two tackles and nearly intercepted a pass.