Washington coach Ron Rivera said Monday that the team received “good news” regarding Brandon Scherff’s knee injury, but added the Pro Bowl right guard will still miss several weeks.
Normally, losing a caliber of Scherff’s injury would be a negative regardless of the circumstances. But Rivera sounded thankful Scherff isn’t lost for the season — especially given that other NFL stars around the league suffered season-ending injuries on Sunday.
“It’s positive,” Rivera said. “He’s going to miss a few weeks or something like that, but it was positive. We’ll go from there. I’ll give (the media) an update on the full (injury) report on Wednesday.”
Scherff went down in the final minute of first half in Washington’s 30-15 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Coaches tapped guard Wes Schweitzer to replace Scherff.
Scherff wasn’t the only major player to go down in Week 2. The New York Giants lost Saquon Barkley to a torn ACL, while Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is expected to miss four to six weeks with an ankle injury. The San Francisco 49ers believe pass rusher Nick Bosa likely tore his ACL and saw quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo exit with a high-ankle sprain. The Denver Broncos lost quarterback Drew Lock (shoulder) for two to six weeks and receiver Courtland Sutton (knee) for the season.