The Washington Football Team suffered a devastating blow to their offense on Sunday when tight end Logan Thomas exited the game with an injury. Thomas injured his knee in the game and was later ruled out for the remainder of the contest.
A source told ESPN on Sunday night that the team fears that Thomas suffered a torn ACL and MCL late in its 17-15 win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Thomas is expected to undergo more tests Monday after Washington returns home.
Losing Thomas would be a big blow to Washington, which is now 6-6 and two games behind first-place Dallas in the NFC East.
Thomas was hurt with 10 minutes remaining in the game when their defender Yannick Ngakoue hit him low on a tackle. He was able to limp off the field under his power, but was clearly in pain.
Thomas has been Washington’s top red-zone target and its most productive tight end in that area over the last two years. On Sunday, he showed his worth in that area when he made a leaping one-handed grab in the back of the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown. He caught three passes for 48 yards. In six games this season, Thomas caught 14 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns.
Washington signed Thomas to a three-year contract extension worth up to $24.05 million in August. Without Thomas, Washington will have to rely on Ricky Seals-Jones, who has missed the past three games with a hip injury. The team also has rookie John Bates and Sammis Reyes.