Redskins cornerback Josh Norman suffered a rib fracture and (small) lung puncture during Washington’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. As a result, Norman will be out for the next four weeks, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Norman confirmed the news on Twitter.
#FREE!!!— *Joshua R. Norman (@J_No24) October 6, 2017
But 4weeks- ♂️fml
This news is relevant to the Eagles since Washington and Philadelphia will face off for the second time this season in Week 7.
Norman played well when the Eagles faced him in the season opener. He did a good job of limiting Alshon Jeffery to a relatively quiet day (three receptions, 38 yards). Now Norman won’t be around to cover Jeffery at Lincoln Financial Field.
Although the Eagles beat them comfortably in Week 1, Washington has arguably looked like the biggest threat to Philly’s current NFC East lead. Norman is a significant loss, though.
Washington is fortunate one of the weeks (this week) Norman will be out is their bye. The veteran corner will still miss games against the 49ers, Eagles, and Cowboys before potentially returning against the Seahawks.