Washington Redskins outside linebacker Trent Murphy will miss the rest of the 2017 season after tearing his ACL.
Per the Washington Post, Murphy was already about to miss the first four games of the season after violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He will serve the suspension, despite the injury, forfeiting $185,315 of his $787,591 base salary this year.
An MRI exam Friday revealed the injury, which occurred during Washington’s third defensive series against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Murphy, 26, was assisted off the field after a third-down stop. He didn’t talk to reporters after the game, but Murphy left the visitors’ locker room on crutches with his left knee heavily wrapped.
Murphy finished 10th among all NFC defensive players last season with nine sacks. He amassed the second-most sacks in the NFC East, just losing out to teammate Ryan Kerrigan.
The former Stanford Cardinal was drafted by the Redskins in the second round of the. Over three seasons in the NFL he's made 112 tackles and 15 sacks.