Sep 29, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT
The Redskins lost one of their top offensive weapons during the Redskins’ 24-14 win over the Raiders. Alfred Morris left the game early in the fourth quarter with a rib contusion.
After the game, Mike Shanahan confirmed that there was no fracture to the ribs but he did say that he didn’t yet know how serious the injury is. The Redskins have a bye week coming up so he will have plenty of rest before the Redskins play their next game in Dallas on Oct. 13.
He left the game late in the third quarter after a run down to the Raiders three yard line. Morris didn’t take an apparent bad hit but Roy Helu came into the game on the following play and Morris went into the locker room.
Two plays later the Redskins scored on a five-yard pass from Robert Griffin III to Pierre Garçon to take a 17-14 lead. It was the first second-half lead the Redskins have had this season.
Morris gained 71 yards on 16 carries. He was replaced by Helu, who scored the clinching TD later in the fourth quarter on a 14-yard run.