Brian Orakpo’s agent said that the injury to the shoulder area the Redskins’ linebacker suffered against the Bears on Saturday is “nothing serious” and he should be able to play in the regular season opener.
In the first quarter, Orkakpo reached out to try to tackle Bears receiver Devin Hester and fell to the ground in apparent pain. He left the game and did not return.
And MRI was taken today and Ben Dogra, Orakpo’s agent, told the Washington Post that the injury was minor. “He’ll be ready for the opener,” said Dogra.
There was extra concern over the situation because Orakpo had surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscoe on his left side in January.
Dogra confirmed what Orakpo told CSNwashington.com last night. The linebacker said that he didn't believe that the injury was major.
Orakpo wasn’t the only defensive starter to leave the Chicago game early. Safety Brandon Meriweather left with an apparent knee injury. He also is scheduled to have an MRI.