Steelers vs. Redskins: Kirk Cousins injured in Washington victory

Kirk Cousins writhes in pain on the field after spraining his knee in Monday's game. Photo: Associated Press

With Washington Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III missing the entire off-season with an injury, it's easy to see why Redskins fans are a little squeamish when any quarterback gets hurt.

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins left Monday night’s game early with a sprained knee.

The preliminary diagnosis stated Cousins sprained his right foot in the second quarter of Monday night's 24-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. But on Tuesday, Cousins' MRI came back clean and there's no serious damage to his sprained foot.

Redskins beat reporter Grant Paulsen says Cousins might be able to play the next game and will likely try to convince the coaching staff of that.

“This was his opportunity,” Paulsen says. “This was his showcase with griffin on the sideline. And if he's healthy, maybe you're never going to get this again if you're Kirk Cousins…..”

Because once the regular season starts, Robert Griffin will assume the role as lead quarterback.

Which is exactly what fans like Jordan Ramsey have waited the entire off-season to see.

“As long as his knee holds up well and he doesn't take a big hit, we should be alright,” Ramsey says.

While other fans like Jim Wolohan don't care who's under center as long as they’re healthy.

“These guys shouldn't be playing pre-season games. It's too risky,” he says. “They're playing full speed and obviously people are getting hurt. What are we going to do next?”