Redkins lose Carriker, Orakpo; Saffold also hurt

BY foxsports • September 16, 2012

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 questionable.

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.