Curtis Samuel out and Terry McLaurin in doubt in Washington

Curtis Samuel out and Terry McLaurin in doubt in Washington

McLaurin was a new addition to the disabled list on Friday.

ASHBURN, Va. – The wide receiver of the team Washington Football Team, Curtis Samuel, was ruled out of Sunday’s game for a groin injury and that could lead to a longer absence.

Washington (2-3) will also be without tight end Logan Thomas (hamstring) and starting offensive linemen Brandon Scherff (knee) and Sam Cosmi (ankle) are in a bad shape heading into Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. (2-3).

What adds to the concern: catcher Terry McLaurin was a new addition to the disabled list on Friday with an injury to the hamstring. He was concerned about the strain on his hamstring and did not practice and is questionable, although coach Ron Rivera said McLaurin did not practice out of “a lot of caution.”

The Washington coach, Ron Rivera, noted that they may need to sit Samuel down for an extended period, perhaps needing a second season on injured reserve.

“We will see how it is on Monday,” settled Rivera. “A lot will depend on how he feels. The last few days have been good for him.”

Samuel played the past two weeks against the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints. However, he was limited to four first-half plays against the Saints before finally being ruled out of the game. Samuel did not practice this week, although he did work on a side field with coaches. But he was not on the field on Friday.

Samuel has dealt with the groin injury since late spring. He opened the boot camp on the list of physically disabled people and was later placed on the list COVID-19, which made him lose 10 days. He was placed on injured reserve on September 10, two days before the start of the season.

He returned for the October 3 game in Atlanta.

Without Samuel, and backup receiver Cam Sims out with a hamstring injury, Washington is limited in position. He has veteran catcher Adam Humphries and rookie catcher Dyami Brown, as well as DeAndre Carter.

Losing McLaurin would be a huge blow, but Rivera seemed confident in his availability.

“With him you must be careful,” stressed Rivera. “The good thing is that we have two days to make sure everything is okay.”

The only good news for Washington is that Rivera confirmed that running back Antonio Gibson was able to do more this week in practice. He has been limited by a shin injury.

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