In a blow to the Washington Commanders, star wide receiver Terry McLaurin left the game against the Ravens due to a toe injury.
The injury occurred late in the first half when McLaurin appeared to injure his right foot during a 13-yard reception.
Frustration was evident as he threw his shoe before being assisted off the field by the team’s medical staff, just before the close of the first half.
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Despite concerns, an update from the Commanders’ team revealed that X-rays for McLaurin’s injury returned negative results, according to a report by Nicki Jhabvala from The Washington Post.
McLaurin’s injury was sustained during a reception from quarterback Sam Howell, as a Ravens linebacker tackled him, causing his foot to bend awkwardly behind him.
McLaurin’s absence for any amount of time significant setback for the Commanders, given his reputation as one of the league’s premier wide receivers.
The Commanders’ faithful had grown accustomed to his standout performances, as he achieved three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and maintained an impressive record of not missing a game since the 2020 season.
Hopefully McLaurin won’t have to miss any regular season games due to the injury.