Report: Cousins gets a good MRI

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Updated: August 20, 2013
Cousins on the run

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is reporting that an MRI of Redskins QB Kirk Cousins‘ injured right food has come back ¬†with a good result — no ligament damage.

Cousins was injured in the second quarter of Washington’s 24-13 Monday night win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedEx Field. Cousins was running a bootleg at the time, picking up seven yards for a first down and racing towards the sideline. However, Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons caught Cousins before he got out of bounds and Cousins’ right foot was injured during the tackle. Cousins got up from the tackle and limped back to the huddle, but promptly sat down on the turf instead of calling another play.

It’s unclear right now if Cousins will play in another preseason game, but I suspect he will not, with Rex Grossman getting the start in the third and, perhaps, fourth preseason games. Pat White would be the backup. Starter Robert Griffin III has, of course, been declared out of the lineup until September 9 at the earliest by head coach Mike Shanahan.

However, this is clearly good news for the Redskins, as a more serious Lisfranc injury has been ruled out. Cousins, it seems, will be healthy in time for the season opener.