- The Washington Times - Monday, December 8, 2014

When Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy addressed reporters in the locker room Monday morning, he was still uncertain about the extent of the neck injury that knocked him out of Sunday’s 24-0 loss to the Rams.

What McCoy did know, however, was that the pain had not diminished in the previous 18 hours.

The 28-year-old was asked about the pain in his neck once and skirted the question, saying, “It is what it is right now. I don’t really know how to describe it.” Then he was asked the same question another time, whether the pain was the same as it was Sunday night.

Yeah,” a resigned McCoy said. “Probably.”

McCoy completed 20 of his 32 passes for 199 yards and two interceptions Sunday in an all-around abysmal performance by the offense. He sustained the injury on his fifth sack of the afternoon, when Robert Quinn rushed from McCoy’s blindside and drove him to the ground.

Coach Jay Gruden said after the game that McCoy had a sprained neck, but another person said the quarterback’s symptoms were consistent with those of a pinched nerve. McCoy was unavailable to address reporters after the game.

As of Monday morning, McCoy said he had undergone an MRI and had X-rays taken of the neck, but he had yet to sit down with doctors and review the results.

“I’m not really sure what’s going on yet, to be honest,” he said. “That’s why we’re doing constant tests and meeting with the doctors. I know it happened on the hit, that I got hit from behind. I still played a few more snaps, but I just knew something wasn’t right.”

If McCoy is unable to play, backup Robert Griffin III or third-string quarterback Kirk Cousins would start Sunday against the New York Giants.


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