Written by Madeline Head
There seems to be a “bug” affecting the Washington Redskins that has caused a significant amount of injuries for them. Josh Norman has talked extensively about the loss of teammates due to the “bug”. “
“It’s a bug,” Norman said on NFL Total Access on Friday. “I don’t know what it is. It’s the darndest thing I’ve ever seen. Literally, the darndest thing I’ve ever seen. In my whole 29 years of life and playing football, I’ve never seen anything like it before. One thing happened after another. A player would go down – we can’t go through one game without somebody going down. It’s just the bug, I guess.”
As the NFL reports the Washington Redskins has a roster full of 53 players and 16 of these players have been ruled out or either questionable for the Redskins’ game with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The most demoralizing aspects of all these injuries are how many are actually starters. Jordan Reed, superstar tight end, has a problem with his hamstring; you have center Spencer Long and his knee, as well as receiver Terrelle Pryor and his ankle.
Norman truly believes, even though many teams in the NFL have been affected by injuries, “his squad might be feeling the effects of injuries more so than anybody this year.”
The Redskins’ playoff dreams “are currently on life support as they stare up at a bevy of teams” in the NFC East hunt and the wild card chase. If they cannot get healthy for the last couple games of the regular season they have little to no hope of making the playoffs. This fact is devastating since their schedule only has one winning record team, the Cowboys; they have to play for the rest of the season.