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Injuries to Brian Orakpo and Brandon Meriweather not deemed "serious"

Among the fallout in the Washington Redskins preseason loss to the Chicago Bears was the injuries to linebacker Brian Orakpo and safety Brandon Meriweather.

According to various reports in the Washington Post today, neither player has sustained major injuries. (though he likely won”t see any more playing time during the preseason), but Meriweather”s timetable for return is still uncertain.

Orakpo was injured as he reached out to tackle Bears receiver Devin Hester. Many people braced for bad news as trainers examined the upper part of his left arm and chest, since Orakpo had offseason surgery on the nearby pectoral muscle. Thankfully, it does not appear that last night”s injury caused any further damage or aggravation to the surgically repaired muscle.

Meriweather sustained his injury later in the second quarter, getting caught in a “pile up” while attempting to tackle Bears running back Michael Bush; Bush scored the Bears second touchdown on the evening during that play.

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