NFC East Injuries: Turf toe may sideline Terry McLaurin Week 1
The Washington Commanders offense has garnered some excitement with Sam Howell named as the starting quarterback.
Along with veteran receiver Terry McLaurin and breakout candidate Jahan Dotson, offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has something to work with. But Commanders fans did get a bit of a scare in the team’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens when McLaurin left the game with a toe injury.
Initially not thought to be series, McLaurin’s availability for Week 1 of the regular season is “uncertain” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Although X-rays and an MRI showed no major structural damage to the toe, it could still take a couple of weeks for a recovery. Coming off a career season, McLaurin should take the time necessary for the “turf toe” to heal or else the day-to-day type of injury could be one that lingers.
As much as McLaurin will want to be ready and available for the season opener, the team will monitor the injury and make sure the star receiver is ready to go by Week 1. If he is not, it would give Dotson an opportunity shine in a No. 1 receiver role.
In conclusion, a healthy McLaurin is key to any chance the Commanders have of competing in the NFC East.