It’s been a rough NFL preseason for injuries, one that continued the theme today after Washington Redskins cornerback Richard Crawford was deemed out for the season after tearing his LCL. It’s also possible, though not confirmed that he tore his ACL. Either way, the LCL tear is enough to end his season before it ever began.
According to Chris Russell:
Richard Crawford out for year LCL possibly ACL
While not expected to be a starter, Crawford was to be used extensively as one of the first defensive backs off the bench. He also figured to play a relatively large role on special teams and was impressing as a punt returner before the injury, though, was not in line to be the return man when the season kicked off.
The young Crawford, who was likely to get Nickel duties will now spend the season recovering and undergoing rehab and should be ready for the start of the 2014 season, assuming there are no setbacks.
Certainly a tough blow for the Redskins.