Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy to miss season with knee injury

Linebacker Trent Murphy is helped off the field. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, Va. – Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy was already scheduled to miss the first four games of the 2017 season as he serves his NFL suspension. Now, he’ll miss the entire season after suffering a torn ACL in Thursday’s preseason opener.

“It’s too bad,” Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said of the injury. “He was really having a great offseason program and then he followed it up with a really good training camp so far. It’s unfortunate, just wrong place at the wrong time in pro football. It was a great play by Zach Brown. He knocked their fullback back right into [Trent’s] knee and it was really unavoidable, unfortunately. Hopefully he gets his speedy [recovery]… I know Trent is the type of guy that is going to work extremely hard to get back to full strength before you know it.”

According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Murphy will serve his four game suspension while on Injured Reserve.

In 2016, the 6′ 5″ Murphy recorded a career-high nine sacks and 27 tackles.