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Terry McLaurin suffers toe injury during a preseason game

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 22, 2023. 08:32 pm UPDATED: Aug 22, 2023. 08:32 pm

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The Washington Commanders’ top wide receiver, Terry McLaurin, has a toe injury. McLaurin suffered a right big toe injury during a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens and had to leave the field. Just before halftime, the incident occurred, raising concerns for his safety among the crowd and his teammates.

Thankfully, the early reports gave cause for optimism. Following the injury, X-rays were taken, but the results showed no fractures. Fans of the Commanders, who had been holding their breath since the injury, were given some cause for hope by this piece of good news.

With three catches for a total of 39 yards in the first half, the game-changing receiver was doing well. Despite a strong beginning, McLaurin was forced to leave the game due to an injury; during halftime, trainers escorted him to the locker room. Although he was officially declared out for the second half of the game, it’s important to remember that even before the injury, his ability to play the rest of the match was in question.

McLaurin continues to be an essential part of the Commanders’ offensive plan as they get ready for the upcoming season. The third-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft has established himself as the Commanders WR1 as he enters his fifth season with the group. His reliable performance and ability to accumulate more than 1,000 receiving yards in three straight seasons have made him a key component of the team’s offensive prowess.

The accident occurs just as rookie quarterback Sam Howell has locked down the starting job. Howell was anticipated to use McLaurin as one of his main targets along with receivers Jahan Dotson and Curtis Samuel. The possibility of a protracted McLaurin absence could significantly hinder the Commanders’ hopes of regaining their playoff momentum.

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