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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Kirk Cousins has mid-foot sprain

Kirk Cousins foot

The Washington Redskins better hope Robert Griffin III is all ready to go for Week 1 of the regular season, because their backup plan might be in doubt — at least for now.

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins got hurt on a scramble during the second quarter of the team’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. The Skins ran a bootleg and Cousins rolled to his right to pick up a first down, but was chased down by Lawrence Timmons and tackled by his feet. Cousins limped back to the huddle, went down to the ground, and the trainers came out to examine him.

X-rays came back negative, but the injury is being called a mid-foot sprain, which can be a Lisfranc injury.

Cousins was a fourth-round pick by the Skins last year. He came in for RG3 and helped the team beat the Baltimore Ravens last year, and he went 26-of-37 for 329 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in a win over the Cleveland Browns. Earlier on Monday, Jon Gruden said Cousins looked so good he would trade a first-round pick for the quarterback.

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