Redskins’ Chris Thompson Carted Off After Suffering Brutal Leg Injury

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Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson

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Update (6:08 p.m. ET): Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson suffered a fractured fibula against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

An injury-filled NFL season just got even worse.

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson suffered a gruesome leg injury and was carted off the field late in third quarter of his team’s 34-31 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The 27-year-old had his leg put in an air cast, and was visibly emotional while leaving the field.

Here’s the ugly play:

And here’s Thompson being carted off the field at Mercedes-Benz Superdome:

The injury obviously is devastating for Thompson, but also is a tough blow for the Redskins, as he has been their most dynamic player throughout the 2017-18 season.

The Florida State product entered the game leading Washington in rushing yards (277) and receiving yards (494).

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