Fred Davis: Updates on Redskins TE's Lower Leg Injury

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IOctober 21, 2012

Sept. 30, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis (83) runs past Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte Davis (54) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-US PRESSWIRE
Matt Stamey-US PRESSWIRE

Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was forced to leave Sunday's matchup with the New York Giants during the first quarter after suffering an injury to his left lower leg, according to USA Today's Mike Garafolo via Twitter:

Fred Davis' left foot/ ankle got all kinds of twisted there. Not putting weight on it.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 21, 2012

UPDATE: Sunday, October 21, 2:30 p.m. ET by Donald Wood 

After going down on Sunday with what looked like a serious lower-leg injury, Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis reportedly received devastating news about the severity of the Achilles injury.

NBC Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio is reporting about the severity of Davis’ injury and how the Redskins will view his contract after this season:

Davis, we’re told, has a torn Achilles tendon. It means that he’ll most definitely miss the rest of the year, and that the Redskins likely won’t be willing to give him a 120-percent raise over his 2012 salary in order to keep him in town for another year.

With the questions about Davis’ contract status after this season and the foot injury to Pierre Garcon, the Redskins losing the team’s leading receiver is devastating news they didn’t need.

---End of Update---

ESPN's John Clayton later reported that the Washington Redskins said Davis would not return to the game:

Redskins already say Fred Davis won't return.

— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) October 21, 2012

Davis recorded one reception for 13 yards before leaving the game. The fifth-year player out of USC has 23 receptions for 312 yards through six games this season, but has yet to score a touchdown in 2012.

Expected to be a big part of Washington's offense, Davis has been a disappointment for hopeful fantasy football owners for the most part this season. Although he has been targeted around five times per game on average, he's been underwhelming as the Redskins' leading receiver this fall.

Backup tight ends Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul will now have to carry the load for Washington. The two players had combined for just five receptions for a total of 65 yards coming into Sunday's matchup with NFC East rival New York.

Keep it right here for more information on Fred Davis' lower leg injury as it becomes available. 

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