With starting QB, Robert Griffin III, sitting out this pre-season with the knee injury he picked up at the end of last season, the Redskins management would have been cursing their luck after seeing Cousins down clutching his foot during the second quarter.
Cousins hobbled off with a foot injury after getting caught from behind scrambling for the sideline – with initial reports suggesting a mid-foot sprain is the cause of the problem.
But while Cousins spent the remainder of the match on the sidelines, there is optimism that the 25-year old wouldn’t need surgery ahead of the new NFL season – news that will certainly boost sports betting markets.
Third choice QB, Rex Grossman, replaced Cousins during that second quarter and impressed with a touchdown pass, but Washington will be hoping Cousins is fit enough to start the season, even if he misses the rest of pre-season, supplying some solid back-up to RG3.
Punters betting online will be interested to hear the comments of Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, who revealed that Griffin was still on track to be fit for the start of the season, saying the surgeon had been impressed by the quarterback’s progress over the summer.
“The surgeon watched him (RG3) out on the field. Then he brought him in and obviously checked him out. It’s the first time that he’s checked Robert since we went to training camp, when (Andrews) approved that he could practice. He felt very good about his progress,” said Shanahan.
“But, again, he’s going to come back in a couple weeks after our pre-season’s over, re-evaluate him again, and then he’ll give us the ‘Yea’ or ‘Nay’.”