By Tarik El-Bashir
Backup tailback Evan Royster suffered a sprained patella tendon in his right knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss, Coach Mike Shanahan said. He is listed as day-to-day.
Royster was injured as he attempted to catch a low pass from Robert Griffin III deep in Washington’s end. As the ball slipped between his fingers, Bengals tackle Geno Atkins knocked the second-year running back to the ground and Royster immediately reached for his knee.
While the injury is not considered serious, the Redskins are also dealing with another injury to a backup tailback. Roy Helu Jr. aggravated an injury to his left foot and had serious difficulty walking after the game and was spotted leaving FedEx Field wearing a foot immobilizer.
“He’s got the same problem that he’s had: a little bit of turf toe,” Coach Mike Shanahan said of Shanahan.
Cornerback Cedric Griffin, meantime, suffered a hamstring strain and is also day-to-day.