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.