The Washington Redskins fear early test results will reveal that running back Tim Hightower suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the Redskins' 33-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers, reports Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network. He would miss the rest of the regular season. Sunday night, Chris Russell of ESPN 980 cited "multiple sources" as saying they believed Hightower's injury to be a torn ACL.
Hightower, in his first season with the Redskins, leads the team in carries (84) and yards (321), with one touchdown and no fumbles. In addition, he's caught 10 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. In his absence, Ryan Torain figures to get a majority of the Redskins' carries. His 4.9 yards per carry average leads the team.
Hightower suffered the injury on a carry in the third quarter of Sunday's loss. He accounted for 88 of the Redskins' 92 net rushing yards.
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