The Redskins have placed defensive end Kedric Golston on season-ending injured reserve, the team announced on Tuesday.
Golston suffered a knee ligament injury in Sunday's game in Miami. It's believed that Golston suffered an MCL tear and a partial tear of the ACL in the knee, head coach Mike Shanahan said.
Golston has been durable throughout his Redskins career, but he has ended each of the last two seasons on injured reserve. He could face a significant rehab period depending on the severity of the knee ligament injury.
Golston had played in all nine games this season, serving primarily in a reserve role. He had 29 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
A six-year vet, Golston has played his entire career in Washington. An unrestricted free agent last offseason, he re-signed with the club for another year last July.
With Golston sidelined, newcomer Kentwan Balmer, signed by the Redskins last week, could see an increase in playing time. Balmer saw his first Redskins action in the Miami game.