September 16, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) celebrates after a play against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams defeated the Redskins 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
Redskins' Linebacker Brian Opakpo is expected to miss at least one game after suffering a familiar injury to his left pectoral muscle in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams.
The Washington Redskins will most likely be without linebacker Brian Orakpo for their home opener after he aggravated a left pectoral injury in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams. The Redskins are expected to keep the fourth-year pro out for at least one week in an attempt to avoid making the injury worse.
Orakpo left the game after sacking Rams' quarterback Sam Bradford and was seen on the sidelines without his shoulder pads.
Orakpo had surgery on his left pectoral muscle after it was partially torn in the final game of the 2011 season. He missed two of the Redskins' preseason games because of aggravation to the injury.
The pass-rushing linebacker is set to miss at least one game, counting him out of the Redskins' home opener against the Cincinnati Benglas on Sept. 23. Rob Jackson is likely to start in Orako's place with Chris Wilson also playing some of the snaps at that linebacker position.