Sep 20, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Washington Football Team guard Brandon Scherff (75) is helped off the field to the locker room by a trainer after suffering an injury against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Washington places G Scherff (knee) on injured reserve

The Washington Football Team placed offensive guard Brandon Scherff on injured reserve Tuesday.

Scherff was diagnosed with an MCL sprain in his right knee after sustaining the injury in Washington’s 30-15 loss to Arizona on Sunday. He will miss at least the next three games, although reports have that number possibly extending to as many as five contests.

The 28-year-old is playing out the season on the franchise tag and making a guaranteed $15 million. He will be a free agent next offseason.

Scherff started 11 games in 2019 and surrendered just 1.5 sacks en route to being named to the Pro Bowl for the third time in five seasons. He was also selected to the Pro Bowl in 2016 and 2017.

Scherff missed five games in 2019 with elbow and shoulder injuries and missed the final eight contests in 2018 with a torn pectoral muscle.

Scherff, an Iowa product, has started 67 games in his career since being selected by Washington with the fifth overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Wes Schweitzer will replace Scherff, as he did in Sunday’s game. Schweitzer has made 36 career starts.

Washington promoted wide receiver Cam Sims from the practice squad on Tuesday to take the available roster spot.

Sims, 24, made two tackles on special teams on Sunday. He has two receptions for 27 yards in 10 career games spread over three seasons with Washington.

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