Ashburn, VA (Sports Network) - The Washington Redskins have lost two
defensive starters for the remainder of the season.
Head coach Mike Shanahan said at a Monday press conference that both outside
linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Adam Carriker will both require
Both starters were injured during Washington's 31-28 loss Sunday at St. Louis,
with Orakpo exiting the game with a left pectoral tear and Carriker going down
with a quad tendon tear -- injuries that are expected to require 4-to-5 months
of healing time.
Orakpo -- who has dealt with the same left pectoral injury in the past -- has
played for the Redskins since being their first-round draft choice out of
Texas in 2009, starting 49 of 50 career games. He has recorded 170 tackles
with 29 1/2 sacks in all.
Carriker, who played with St. Louis from 2007-08, came to Washington in a
2010 trade with the Rams, and has since started all but one of 34 games with
the 'Skins. Last season, the sixth-year vet out of Nebraska recorded 34
tackles with 5 1/2 sacks, and for his NFL career, has 125 tackles with nine
The Redskins (1-1) take on Cincinnati next Sunday at home.
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