Chris Thompson suffers nasty right leg injury in Redskins-Saints

Lynette Rowe
November 20, 2017

Wil Lutz 28-yard field goal in overtime was the victor for the Saints.

The lead wouldn't last however, as the Saints rallied to tie the game at 31 in regulation thanks to Alvin Kamara's 18-yard touchdown reception and two-point conversion rush with 1:05 remaining and then won 34-31 in overtime when Wil Lutz kicked a 28-yard field goal. Swearinger to end the first New Orleans possession of the game and Washington followed that with a field goal to take the lead.

The Saints defense stopped Washington again, this time with safety Vonn Bell drilling Kirk Cousins for a sack as time expired.

It was announced after the game that Thompson's injury was a fractured fibula and that he would miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery.

The Redskins have suffered a number of injuries this season, but Thompson's could arguably be the biggest because of his productivity and the fact that he'll be hard to replace.

Mark Ingram runs against the Redskins
Mark Ingram runs against the Redskins

The good news is Cousins, who took a big shot to the head on the play in question, was able to come back and throw a touchdown pass to extend the Redskins' lead to 24-13 (at the time).

Kamara finished Sunday's game with eight carries for 42 yards along with six catches for 75 yards and a score. The Saints also entered the game without leading tackler and starting middle linebacker A.J. Klein.

Mark Ingram runs against the Redskins.

The Tennessee Volunteers product oozes athleticism, showing Sunday why he's a future cornerstone in the high-flying New Orleans Saints offense. Defensive end Alex Okafor needed help off the field, favoring his left leg, in the fourth quarter.

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