Reserve linebacker Keenan Robinson suffered an injury to his pectoral muscle in Thursday’s victory at Cowboys Stadium and Coach Mike Shanahan suspects it could be serious.
“I think he has a pec tear,” Shanahan said on a conference call with reporters Monday afternoon. “If he has a pec tear, he’ll be out for the season. That’s my gut from talking to the doctors after the game. Usually when they take a look at that chest, they have a good feel is it’s a pec tear.”
Robinson, a fourth round pick this year, was scheduled to have an MRI exam, after which the severity of the injury will be confirmed.
“Right now it doesn’t look good,” Shanahan added.
It’s unclear when Robinson was injured because he played until the end of the game. Robinson replaced veteran London Fletcher in the fourth quarter when Fletcher left the game after aggravating his sprained left ankle.
As for Fletcher, Shanahan said he did not have an update on the 37-year-old, who left the stadium wearing an immobilizer boot.
“His ankle is quite sore,” Shanahan said. “He needs the extra days of rest [until next Monday's game against the Giants]. Knowing how sore he was going into this last game, I didn’t really think there was a chance for him to play in the back of my mind. I’ll never count him out again.”
Shanahan said the team did not suffer any other injuries that will cause players to miss time.