ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 16: Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo #98 of the Washington Redskins knocks the ball out of the hands of quarterback Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams during the game at Edward Jones Dome on September 16, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Head coach Mike Shanahan delivered some bad news during his press conference Monday, confirming that linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Adam Carriker will both undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.
"Adam will be gone for the season with a quad tendon tear, right at the face of the knee," Shanahan said. "Orakpo tore his pectoral in a little different spot on the right side, so he'll be gone for the season as well."
Both Orakpo and Carriker suffered their injuries during the first half of Washington's 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams. Carriker did not return to the game, while Orakpo attempted to return twice before sitting out through most of the second half.
According to Shanahan, Carriker will need five months of recovery time.
Meanwhile, Orakpo, who tore his left pectoral muscle last season and underwent offseason surgery to repair it, injured the same muscle in a different area. His recovery time will be four months.
As for their replacements, Shanahan said that Jarvis Jenkins and Kedric Golston will fill in for Carriker, while Rob Jackson and Chris Wilson will compete for Orakpo's spot.
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