According to the Washington Post, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said the team intends to place rooking running back Chris Thompson on season-ending injured reserve because of a shoulder injury. Thompson will have surgery to to correct the torn labrum in his left shoulder.
Thompson was the Redskins’ fifth-round pick out of Florida State. He opened the season as the team’s kick and punt returner, but struggled and has been inactive for the past six games.
Thompson was hurt in Washington’s third preseason game, but did not miss any time. However, Shanahan said that the injury has “been something that’s ongoing” and that “It’s gotten a little bit worse.”
This is Thompson’s third consecutive year cut short by injury. This was a major knock against the running back coming out of Florida State. He missed his junior year with a broken back and his senior year with a torn ACL in college.
This season, Thompson had seven punt returns for 36 yards and a long of 11 yards. He returned eight kickoffs for 160 yards.