- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 21, 2018

It’s been a tough day if you’re a running back in the NFL. A year, really. 

Buffalo’s LeSean McCoy and New England’s Sony Michel left their respective games Sunday with injuries. The two are the latest high-profile running backs to get hurt.

This season, Minnesota’s Dalvin Cook and Jacksonville’s Leonard Fournette have missed significant time with hamstring injuries. Earlier this week, the Atlanta Falcons placed starter Devonta Freeman (groin, knee) on injured reserve. 

On Sunday, McCoy suffered a head injury against the Indianapolis Colts. Michel, on the other hand, was carted off during the first half against the Chicago Bears with a knee injury. 

Even the Redskins have dealt with their own injuries at the position. Second-rounder Derrius Guice tore his ACL in the preseason and Rob Kelley (toe) went on IR last month.

Starter Adrian Peterson is also nursing knee, ankle and shoulder injuries, while Chris Thompson (rib, knee) is expected to miss his second straight game Sunday when Washington faces the Dallas Cowboys. 

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