Well, that didn't last long. [Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast/AP]
The 2012 season of Redskins SS Brandon Meriweather -- all 2+ quarters of it -- is over. Meriweather suffered repeated injuries to his left knee this season, which delayed his debut until yesterday, the tenth game of the season. Early in the third quarter Meriweather appeared to injure his right knee with no contact, collapsing to the ground. He later jogged on the sidelines and seemed to indicate the injury was not too serious. He was wrong.
Meriweather ruptured the ACL in his right knee, ending his 2012 season almost before it began.
The strong safety played well in his Redskins debut, intercepting a pass in the first quarter and adding 7 tackles, 1 tackle for loss and two passes defensed for good measure. A solid day's work in just over half a game, but it is all the Skins will get out of Meriweather this year.
The Redskins will go back to SS Reed Doughty as the starter, I presume.
Meriweather is in the first year of a two-year, $6 million contract he signed back in March.