Washington cornerback Josh Norman will miss four weeks after he suffered a fractured rib and damage to his lung lining during Monday night's 29-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Following Monday's loss, head coach Jay Gruden emphasized the team had to be cautious with Norman's recovery because of how delicate the injury is.
"I don't know where it is, how severe the pain is for him, but when you have to play bump and run, you have to tackle and all that stuff, I think it will be a pain-tolerance during [the game]," Gruden said, according to ESPN.com's John Keim. "We have got to make sure it's healed enough where he can play and be effective and not do more damage to it."
In the meantime, Washington's 17th-ranked pass defense should lean on 2016 third-round pick Kendall Fuller to bring some shutdown stylings on the boundary opposite Bashaud Breeland.