Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo tore his right pectoral muscle in the team's 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Pro Football Talk reports. He is expected to be placed on injured reserve and miss the rest of the season.
He is expected to be placed on injured reserve and miss the rest of the season. Orakpo was injured in the fourth quarter while trying to make a tackle and did not return to the game.
The 28-year-old has injured his left pectoral muscle twice before in his career. He has 24 total tackles this season and only half a sack, after recording 10 in 2013.
He will become an unrestricted free agent following the season after being slapped with the franchise tag during the offseason. Orakpo, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, is making $11.45 million under the tag.
In six seasons with Washington, Orakpo has 40 career sacks and six forced fumbles.
Washington, now 2-5 this season, broke a four-game losing streak with the victory over the Titans. The Redskins play the Dallas Cowboys next Monday night.
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