The NFL suspended Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland one game for violating the league's policy and program for substances of abuse. He then suffered a knee injury in practice Friday.
“He's going to learn from this,” head coach Jay Gruden told reporters after Breeland's suspension was announced.
The day got worse for Breeland: in practice Friday, he suffered a non-contact knee injury while working in coverage on a receiver. ESPN's John Keim reports that Breeland will miss four to six weeks with an MCL injury, while CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora said doctors believe Breeland will miss six to eight weeks.
Breeland has been slated for one of Washington's starting jobs at corner.
The 23-year-old started 15 games as a rookie last season, recording 69 tackles and grabbing two interceptions.
Washington held its first training camp practice on Thursday. Breeland is eligible to participate in all practices and preseason games leading up to the season.
The video of Breeland's injury is below and is graphic.
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