he ugly 27-7 loss the Redskins suffered at home on Sunday against the woeful Buccaneers was costly in more ways than just respectability and standing as both starting linebacker Trent Murphy and starting left tackle Trent Williams suffered significant injuries according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post.
Murphy has been diagnosed with a partially torn PCL but will attempt to play through it if he can deal with the soreness.
A fourth-round rookie, Murphy has been in the starting lineup since Brian Orakpo was lost for the season with a torn pectoral muscle.
Murphy has registered sacks in back-to-back games. The Redskins have no depth to speak of behind Murphy.
Williams suffered sprains to both his MCL and his ankle. Head coach Jay Gruden termed Williams as “day-to-day” but the severity of the injuries sound more week-to-week.
Williams has shown a remarkable ability to play through pain during his five years in the NFL but we would expect him to miss at least one game and potentially several more.
Rookie Morgan Moses slid in on Robert Griffin III’s blindside Sunday and should remain there for however long Williams is sidelined.
The loss of Williams is a devastating blow to a team with few legitimate stars, a struggling rookie coach, and a struggling “franchise” quarterback who seems to be alienating both his teammates and much of the fanbase.