Washington Redskins tight end Derek carrier suffered a torn ACL and MCL during the first half of the team’s 24–21 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season, head coach Jay Gruden announced Monday.
Carrier was making his return to the field after sustaining an ankle injury two weeks earlier against the New York Giants.
The 25-year-old had played in 11 games for Washington this season, making 17 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown. He came to the Redskins from the San Francisco 49ers in August. He has primarily served as a blocking tight end and the backup for starting tight end Jordan Reed.
Second-year tight end Je’Ron Hamm is currently listed as the third-string option on Washington’s depth chart. Hamm as inactive last week, but Gruden indicated that he could be an option.
Gruden also said that the team would work out blocking tight ends Tuesday.
The Redskins (6–7) take on the Buffalo Bills (6–7) on Sunday.