By Ben Sullivan
Redskins defensive end Jonathan Allen is considered “week to week” after suffering a knee sprain in yesterday’s 32-27 loss to the Eagles.
Allen took to Twitter after the game to assure fans he was “going to be fine. My knees going to be fine, just a sprain!!”
According to NFL Media, which cited an unidentified source, Allen is believed to have suffered an MCL sprain but is set to have an MRI exam today to determine the severity of the injury and more specific recovery timetable.
An MCL sprain can typically take up to six weeks to heal.
Allen, who was named a defensive captain before Sunday’s game, exited the game in the first quarter and was visibly frustrated as he slammed his helmet to the ground as he walked off the field to the medical tent.
Allen, 24, was selected by Washington with the No. 17 overall pick of the 2017 draft and has quickly become one of the Redskins’ core defensive players.
He previously missed 11 games his rookie season with a foot sprain.
The Redskins are slated to host the Cowboys in Week 2 action.