As expected, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan confirmed that RB Tim Hightower's season is over after suffering an injury on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Reports say Hightower tore his ACL when he cutting back on a run.
This is bad news for the Redskins but Shanahan has clearly shown from his time in Denver that his teams can be successful with multiple running backs. Ryan Torain and Roy Helu will now see increased action due to Hightower's absence.
Hightower had 17 carries on Sunday suggesting he was back to his role as the top running back in Washington. While this is a tough injury for the Redskins, it won't be one that makes or breaks their season.
Hightower ends his 2011 season with 84 carries for 321 yards and one touchdown for the Redskins.
Check out SB Nation's Hogs Haven for a full recap of what went down last Sunday.