Brian Orakpo Injury: Updates on Redskins Star's Pectoral and Return

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIOctober 19, 2014

Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) pauses on the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark E. Tenally)
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Updates from Wednesday, Oct. 22

Orakpo took to Twitter to provide fans with an update on his status:

Updates from Monday, Oct. 20

Head coach Jay Gruden confirmed earlier reports on Orakpo, and talked about his replacement, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post:

Brian Orakpo posted an apology to Redskins fans on Twitter:

Earlier, ProFootballTalk reported the severity of Orakpo's injury and what it means for his future with the Washington Redskins:

Original Text

Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo suffered a pectoral injury in Sunday's 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans.    

ESPN's John Keim reported Washington's discouraging Week 7 news:

Grant Paulsen of 105.7 The Fan added context regarding Orakpo's injury history:

Coach Jay Gruden praised the way quarterback Colt McCoy led Washington to a win to improve to 2-5 on the season:

But the loss of Orakpo on defense and the fact that Washington is in such a tough NFC East division definitely puts a damper on Sunday's outcome.

Orakpo is known for his pass-rushing skills, yet he has just 0.5 sacks this year. Now his 2014 season appears to be in doubt.    

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