Redkins lose Carriker, Orakpo; Saffold also hurt

The Washington Redskins lost defensive end Adam Carriker and

outside linebacker Brian Orakpo to injuries early in the first

quarter, while St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold was

helped off with a right knee injury.

Carriker injured his right knee on the first play of the Rams’

second possession. The team says his return is questionable and

Carriker was seen tossing gloves into the stands.

The return of Saffold, a surprise starter who was hospitalized

with a neck strain in Detroit after the opener, also was


There was no immediate word on Orakpo, whose left shoulder was

getting massaged behind the bench.

Orakpo and Saffold were hurt on the same play. Orakpo stripped

Rams quarterback Sam Bradford and Saffold recovered the fumble and

carried it 7 yards, but crumpled to the turf on the tackle.