The Washington Redskins may be without wide receiver DeSean Jackson for the rest of their game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. After taking several hard hits in the contest, Jackson was forced to leave the game and is being evaluated for a concussion. At the moment, the Redskins are officially listing his return as questionable.
Before exiting in the second half, Jackson was having a fairly productive day for Washington. He had three receptions for 48 yards when he went back to the locker room, so Kirk Cousins and the Redskins offense will certainly feel his loss.
For Jackson, the concussion adds to an already injury ridden year. He’s been plagued with a shoulder injury and, despite not missing any games; it’s clearly hindered his production. As a result of the shoulder issue, he was listed as questionable leading up to the game, but managed to start the contest in London.
In addition to Jackson, the Redskins also suffered another injury, this time on the defensive side of the football. Safety Will Blackmon left the contest with a thumb injury and Washington has officially declared his return as questionable.
With Blackmon, the team’s starting safety out, the Redskins have been forced to turn to Duke Ihenacho and Donte Whitner at the safety position. Whitner, who started the season unemployed, has been an incredibly nice surprise for the Redskins. He signed with the team earlier this month and has been a productive player for them ever since.