Redskins linebackers Will Compton and Su'a Cravens will be week-to-week after both suffered injuries in Washington's victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden announced on Monday that linebackers Su'a Cravens (elbow strain) and Will Compton (PCL sprain) are week-to-week, while running back Mack Brown remains in concussion protocol.
Cravens injured his arm after just two defensive snaps during the Redskins' 27-22 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
The 21-year-old said his arm went numb and he tried shaking off the feeling before a sharp pain occurred.
"I dislocated my elbow my sophomore year of high school, and that's kind of the same situation as now not being able to use my right arm," Cravens said. "But other than that, I don't know. We'll find out."
For now, Cravens has appeared in 11 games for the Redskins this season, recording 34 tackles with five passes defensed and a game-winning interception against the New York Giants in Week 3.
Compton, meanwhile, suffered a knee injury on the Eagles' first possession of the third quarter. The defensive captain said they as a 2nd-and-13 play began to unfold, he could his knee twisting.
"It just felt like it was out of place," Compton said. "But, I've never hurt my knee before so I didn't really know what it'd be like. But yeah, I was praying that it wasn't anything serious. They're saying that everything is holding up pretty well.
"I was still pretty emotional about it because I want to be back. I want to play. It could be way worse. I am very thankful that it isn't."
With Compton sidelined, second-year Arkansas product saw the most extensive action of his career, appearing on the defense's final 38 snaps.
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"Spaight, man, he's ready to go at all times," Compton said. "I didn't even bat an eye when he had to go in. If anything, it's just keeping him calm and even keel. That's big, you've got to have guys ready to go – next man up mentality."
Spaight said his teammates were encouraging him to "just stay calm" as he helped take over the reins of the defense.
"It definitely boosted my confidence," Spaight said. "I just calmed down and played football. I feel like it started to work out for me and just started to stay calm and playing football. I feel like it's something to improve."
As for Brown, he remains in protocol after suffering a concussion on the Eagles' ensuing kickoff after DeSean Jackson's 80-yard touchdown reception.
While Brown has yet to record an offensive snap during his six regular season appearances with the Redskins this season, Gruden has said before that the third running back active on Sundays needs to be a special teams player.
Of course, the Redskins also have Matt Jones on the 53-man roster, but the Week 1 starter hasn't been active since Week 7.