LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -Washington Redskins right tackle Jon Jansen was carted off the field with a dislocated right ankle early in the second quarter of Sunday's season opener against the Miami Dolphins.
Jansen was hurt when Miami linebacker Zach Thomas rolled onto Jansen's legs while sacking quarterback Jason Campbell. Jansen immediately yanked off his helmet in agony as his teammates quickly surrounded him.
Stephon Heyer, a rookie free agent, took Jansen's place on the next drive.
Jansen, 31, is in his ninth season with the Redskins. He was the team's most reliable player during his first five years in Washington - never missing a start - but his past three seasons have been marred by injuries. His missed the entire 2004 season with a ruptured Achilles' tendon, broke both thumbs in 2005, and labored with a torn calf muscle for much of 2006.
He signed a five-year, $23 million contract extension earlier this year.

Recent NFL Discussions

Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Redskins 2016 Win Total Pick   After being the surprise winner of the NFC East in 2015, can the Washington Redskins find a way to have another big season in...
Thumbnail Bills Season Win Total Prediction Rex Ryan blew into Orchard Park last January with his patented bravado dialed up to 11, but all the swagger in the world couldn’t mask another disappointing...
Thumbnail Chicago Bears Win Total Picks The Chicago Bears find themselves in a competitive NFC North Division. Can they navigate the waters in 2016 to have a winning...
Thumbnail Rams Season Win Total Prediction Amid all the hullaballoo surrounding their move (back) to Los Angeles, the Rams actually lost some fairly significant pieces on the personnel side. Will a new man...
Thumbnail Dolphins Season Win Total Prediction With a new head coach and several fresh faces, will the Miami Dolphins win over or under 7 games in 2016?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages

Advertisement