Devastating news for the Washington Redskins on Monday:
Both defensive end Adam Carriker and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo are out for the season because of injuries suffered in Sunday’s loss at St. Louis.
Carriker sustained a torn tendon in his quadriceps, and Orakpo came away with a pectoral tear. Both will undergo surgery, and both are finished for the year, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan told reporters, with Carriker needing about five months to recover, and Orakpo needing four.
Orakpo led the team with nine sacks last season, and had a career-high 59 tackles and three forced fumbles. He's also known for starring in insurance commercials with the Geico caveman.