Trent Murphy Suffers Knee Sprain, Leaves Game

Trent Murphy Suffers Knee Sprain, Leaves Game

Washington linebacker Trent Murphy will miss the entire 2017 season after suffering a torn ACL during Thursday's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Dolphins second-round pick was projected to be the team's starting middle linebacker but went down with the injury while covering a punt in the first quarter. In his first three seasons in Washington, Murphy appeared in 47 regular-season games with 22 starts, registering 112 tackles along with 15 sacks, six forced fumbles and four fumbles recovered.

Murphy, 26, was second on the Redskins with nine sacks previous year, trailing only Ryan Kerrigan.

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ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reported that Murphy also tore his MCL. He was helped off the field by members of Washington's medical staff and didn't speak to the media after the game.

A former college star will be out for the upcoming National Football League season.

According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Murphy will serve his four game suspension while on Injured Reserve. The Redskins have stalwart Ryan Kerrigan as a starter but are presently without a healthy Preston Smith or Junior Galette.

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