Brian Orakpo's Injury Ends His Preseason Early

Brian Orakpo injured his same pectoral muscle he had surgically repaired this offseason but it's "nothing serious" according to his agent. He is out for the rest of the preseason.

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Brian Orakpo Injury Update: Redskins LB To Have MRI On Sunday

Brian Orakpo of the Washington Redskins is scheduled to have an MRI on his left pectoral after injuring it on Saturday night against the Chicago Bears, according to Tarik El-Bashir via twitter.

Orakpo was attempting to make a tackle in the first quarter before hurting himself and staying down for several moments. Eventually, he left the field with the training staff and didn't return to the game at any point.

The injury is worrisome especially because it occurred to the same pectoral muscle that required surgery following last years season finale.

Orakpo is a major part of the Redskins defense coming into his fourth season with the team. In his first three campaigns, Orakpo has 28.5 sacks to lead the team in that time-frame. Any time without him on the field would be a serious hit to the Redskins and their dreams for 2012.

For more on Brian Orakpo and the Redskins, please be sure to check out our blog Hogs Haven, our football hub, SB Nation DC and for all the latest news and updates.

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