Multiple reports are out that Washington Redskins Linebacker Trent Murphy will miss the entire 2017 National Football League season with a torn ACL. Murphy, 26, was assisted off the field after a third-down stop.
Murphy will miss the 2017 season and deprive the Redskins of a key pass rusher.
He suffered the season-ending injury in the first quarter of Washington's 23-3 loss to Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium.
Murphy left the game after this play and was seen on crutches in the locker room.
From a big-picture standpoint, however, this is only bad news for a defense that already was a bit thin up front even before Murphy was lost for the season.
A former starter during his first two seasons, Murphy flourished as an off-the-bench rush man in 2016.
Murphy, 26, was second on the Redskins with nine sacks previous year, trailing only Ryan Kerrigan. Murphy was playing behind Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith. Smith started all 16 games last season and has 12.5 career sacks in two years.