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Redskins safety Kareem Moore injured on fake punt

Initial diagnosis is he could miss 4 to 6 weeks Brad Biggs

Print This August 22, 2010, 11:18 AM EST

Maybe the Washington Redskins should count themselves mostly lucky that free safety Kareem Moore, who has enjoyed a fine training camp, isn’t more seriously injured.

As it is, the projected starters could miss four to six weeks after suffering what Jason Reid of the Washington Post reports is believed to be a sprained MCL in his right knee.

When was Moore injured? Glad you asked. He was hurt without contact while trying to chase down Baltimore’s Haruki Nakamura on a fake punt. Nakamura ran 51 yards after taking a direct snap. Why the Ravens would run a fake punt in preseason is anyone’s best guess. John Harbaugh was one of the league’s finest special teams coaches before ascending to his current position. It’s going to be tough to dust that fake off again any time real soon.

“I was running and then I just felt something and then I just went down," Moore said, per the report. "I just felt kind of awkward on the play; no hit or anything."

Moore will undergo an MRI today to confirm the injury. Reid writes he has been the “star of training camp” and his emergence will allow the team to move Laron Landry where he will be best – in the box as a strong safety.

If Moore is sidelined as many as six weeks, he could miss the first three or four weeks of the regular season depending on his recovery time.

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