Redskins LB Trent Murphy out for season with ACL injury

Redskins LB Trent Murphy out for season with ACL injury

Linebacker Trent Murphy is helped off the field.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Friday that Murphy suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's preseason game in Baltimore.

The injury occurred in the first quarter when Murphy was involved in a third-down stop against the Ravens offense.

The Redskins had initially labeled the injury as a sprained knee, but he left the locker room with his leg heavily wrapped and on crutches, according to 247 Sports.

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Murphy, 26, would have been suspended the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs had he not been injured. He will serve the suspension, despite the injury, forfeiting $185,315 of his $787,591 base salary this year. He recorded nine sacks, which almost doubled his two-year total coming into last season.

Murphy has 112 tackles in three National Football League seasons. Now the pass rusher will miss the entire season. Only Ryan Kerrigan finished 2016 with more sacks on the team.

Murphy is coming off a season that saw him play in all 16 games.