Redskins QB Kirk Cousins , who is starting in place of the rehabbing Robert Griffin III , left Monday night's game against the Steelers in the first half with his own injury. The former Michigan State star did not return after being taken down from behind while scrambling toward the sideline. He got up and walked toward the huddle before going back down to the ground. Initial X-rays were negative, but he will undergo an MRI. Redskins nation breathlessly awaits the results.
Rex Grossman replaced Cousins. He would be the starter if Cousins missed the Redskins third preseason game or any significant amount of time. That should explain the reason for stress, though Grossman's aggressive style always gives his team a puncher's chance offensively. As for the much-discussed RGIII situation, it remains uncertain. Much of the speculation centers on the dynamic QB being ready for the regular season opener, but Dr. James Andrews has final say when it comes to that famous knee. If it were Cousins facing the Eagles in Week 1, he would be worth a fantasy start in leagues that use two-quarterbacks and possibly worth rostering for RGIII owners. The bigger issue is what happens to the Redskins offense if neither RGIII nor Cousins can go. That's a situation nobody in D.C. wants to ponder.