Redskins place LG Shawn Lauvao on injured reserve with ankle injury

The Washington Redskins have lost another player to a season-ending injury -- and this one could impact the run game.

Left guard Shawn Lauvao was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury, suffered in Thursday's loss to the New York Giants. Lauvao, in his second season as a starter, had been playing better in his first two-plus games this year after a rough 2014. The Redskins had leaned on left tackle Trent Williams and Lauvao to power the run game.

Washington had run 40 times to the left side compared to 21 runs to the right, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Redskins averaged 5.18 yards per carry to the left side, 10th best in the NFL. It's uncertain who will take Lauvao's place. Backup Josh LeRibeus injured his calf in the same game and was unable to practice Monday. They also have second-year player Spencer Long and rookie Arie Kouandjio.

Also on Tuesday, the Redskins placed reserve corner Justin Rogers on injured reserve. He had missed the past two games with plantar fasciitis. Washington now has 10 players on injured reserve, including a handful who were expected to help this season: linebacker Junior Galette, tight end Niles Paul, starting safety Duke Ihenacho and special-teams standout Adam Hayward. Reserve tight end Logan Paulsen also is on the list.

The Redskins also signed linebacker Mason Foster and promoted corner Quinton Dunbar off the practice squad.