Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins did not suffer a serious right foot injury Monday, the results of an MRI exam showed Tuesday. Cousins is expected to be healthy by the regular season opener on Sept. 9, according to a source with knowledge of the situation who requested anonymity because the team did not disclose the results of Tuesday’s MRI exam.
Cousins mildly sprained the middle of his right foot in the second quarter of Washington’s 24-13 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. X-rays at the stadium showed no fracture, but he needed the MRI to confirm he did not suffer a season-ending LisFranc injury.
Cousins expects his availability this week to be determined daily. He left the game after being tackled around the ankles near the sideline. His right foot was tangled underneath him as he fell. Cousins tried to limp back to the huddle, but he sat down on the field in order to receive medical attention. He walked gingerly to the locker room and did not return.
“When I first did it, I didn’t feel like it was anything serious,” Cousins said. “It feels almost like a sprained ankle, just in the middle of my foot.”