After a rousing first day of training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center Thursday in Richmond, Va., there was a predictable question. Would the same level of excitement exist for day two?
The answer came quickly. A young woman named Paige arrived at 4:30 a.m. Friday to take her spot in line.
“I heard all the reports about what it was like yesterday,” she said. “So I wanted to make sure I got here early enough to get up front. Front row so I can see RG3.”
With the weather appearing to a repeat of a beautiful Thursday, officials at the training center are anticipating a repeat crowd.
Last season, the Redskins experienced some tough luck on the injury front. On the first day of the 2013 training camp, that stretch of tough luck continued.
The team leaned on Thursday night that linebacker Keenan Robinson will be out for the next 3-5 months, and possibly the entire season, with a torn left pectoral muscle. This will mark the second consecutive season that Robinson has suffered this type of injury. Eleven weeks into his rookie season, Robinson tore his right pectoral muscle and missed the rest of the season. He spent his offseason battling his way back from that surgery, and didn’t participate in any of the offseason practices.
A highly coveted second-year player out of Texas, Robinson was expected to play under the tutelage of 16-year veteran London Fletcher this season, possibly taking over the position if this is Fletcher’s final NFL season.
Although Robinson received full clearance to participate in training camp, he didn’t make it through a full practice before tearing his pectoral muscle on the opposite side.
Meanwhile, defensive end Adam Carriker had surgery on his troubled right quadriceps tendon and is expected to be sidelined four to five months.
It marked the third surgery that the 29-year-old Carriker has had on the tendon since tearing it in the second game of the 2012 season. Carriker had hoped to play this season, but required a second surgery earlier this year and was expected to start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Although a return this season hasn’t been ruled out, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Carriker missed the entire season.