LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins, already dealing with a multitude of problems, added another one Sunday as linebacker Ryan Kerrigan suffered a fractured hand against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Kerrigan left midway through the first quarter of the Redskins' 31-30 victory and later returned to the sidelines in street clothes to get his right hand taped. Rookie Preston Smith replaced Kerrigan, who becomes the latest starter to suffer an injury.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said after the game that Kerrigan will see a specialist on Monday.
Kerrigan has been a durable player for Washington, having never missed a game. He has 3.5 sacks this season and had 13.5 a year ago. Without Kerrigan, the Redskins lose their best edge rusher and also take a hit defending the run -- though they have been struggling in that area with him as well.