ASHBURN-Washington football team ruled out safety Landon Collins (foot), guard Wes Schweitzer (Ankle) and running back JD McKissic (concussion) were sidelined with injuries before the game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Friday and Sunday.
After being injured in Monday’s victory over the Seattle Seahawks, the three have not trained this week.Their absence is a blow to the surging Washington The team has lost three consecutive games and returned to the playoffs.
Especially Collins, who has played very well in recent weeks.After being transferred to a mixed linebacker and safety role, the three-time professional bowler began to have a regular impact on the team—and WashingtonThe defense found a groove in the three safety packs of Collins, Camcor and Bobby McCain.
Head coach Ron Rivera said that the team will use a variety of players to fill the role of Collins, but did not specify. When asked if he had more information about the severity of Collins’ injury, Rivera said he did not.
McKissic was hit hard in Monday’s victory over the Seahawks and did not finish the game. The team announced that he had received concussion treatment after Wednesday’s training. McKissic has always been an important part Washington In the past two seasons, he served as the team’s main receiving guard and starter Antonio Gibson’s supplement.
With McKissic out of the game, running back Wendell Smallwood’s training class may take over McKissic’s position. Although the team has lost running back Jaret Patterson on the 53-man roster, Rivera says Smallwood can fill many of McKissic’s responsibilities.
“I think the one who can come forward and help us will be Wendell,” Rivera said. “I think his skill set is similar to Jingdong’s outstanding performance in many ways.”
This is Smallwood’s second attempt WashingtonThe six-year defender spent 15 games with Burgundy and Gold in the 2019 season. He ran for 81 yards in 22 dribbles and caught 9 passes within 64 yards. The 27-year-old Smallwood also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.
SchweitzerThe last game started at the center position and will be replaced by Keith Ismail or Taylor Larson, the latter being questioned due to a knee injury. Schweitzer Most of the season was spent at the guard position, although he filled the center position after Larson fell in the team’s win at Carolina State last month.
Larsen is one of four problematic players-adding guard Ereck Flowers (foot), wide receiver Curtis Samuel (groin) and close end Ricky Seals-Jones (hips).
Rivera said he had a “very good” feeling that Flowers could play with a foot injury.