Washington Gets Good News With Taylor Heinicke Injury Update
By Larry Rupp
The Washington Football Team's fan base has collectively been holding its breath after seeing quarterback Taylor Heinicke go down in Week 14. The initial update comes with good news, though. Heinicke is not expected to miss any time with a knee injury that he can reportedly play through.
Taylor Heinicke Injury Update
Heinicke was roughed up on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, taking on 4 sacks and a number of quarterback hits. He eventually left the game during the fourth quarter and gave way to backup Kyle Allen. Head coach Ron Rivera remains adamant that Heinicke would start in Week 15 if cleared.
Nothing is definitive yet as Heinicke will undergo an MRI to confirm his exact diagnosis. However, this is great news no matter how you look at it. Heinicke has filled in nicely after Ryan Fitzpatrick went down early in the season and has led this team to a 6-6 record across his 12 starts in 2021.
Overall, the 28-year-old has completed 66.5% of his pass attempts for 2,931 yards and 19 touchdowns (12 interceptions). He has also added 297 yards on the ground to go along with 1 rushing touchdown. Heinicke's aggressive style of play continues to rub off on this team.
Washington is in the thick of the NFC Wild Card race and has four divisional games left on the schedule. Rivera's squad is set to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 15 and head into that matchup as 4-point road underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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