The Washington Redskins are without starting quarterback Robert Griffin III, but they have a very capable backup quarterback to run the offense in Kirk Cousins. Unfortunately for the Redskins, Cousins went down with a foot injury in the second quarter.
Cousins was scrambling and attempting to get to the sideline when he was wrapped up and dragged to the ground.
When Cousins made his way back to his feet, he attempted to make his way back to the huddle. After a few steps, Cousins began to limp and eventually sat down on the turf and had the trainers come attend to his injury. He was removed from the game and continued to be evaluated on the sideline.
There has been no official injury update from the team.
Rex Grossman, who has started a Super Bowl when playing for the Chicago Bears, came in to take over after Cousins left the game and he was effective in putting together a long drive for the Redskins offense that ended with a ten yard touchdown pass to Leonard Hankerson.
Washington’s offense has been clicking on all cylinders, but they have been set up brilliantly thanks to three turnovers forced by the Redskins defense.
For Pittsburgh, it has been a first half to forget. From a number of holding calls to the turnovers, the Steelers offense has been able to get anything going. It reflects in the early 14-3 lead for Washington.