Injuries have limited Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel to very few reps throughout training camp and leading up to the 2021 season. Unfortunately, he appeared to suffer a setback at practice today.
Video of Samuel running a route in warmups shows him walking off to the side to meet with trainers. The expression on his face wasn’t exactly reassuring as he took his helmet off.
Samuel has been dealing with a groin injury that kept him off the field for all of training camp. He finally made his return to the team this past Monday, participating in padded practices.
But fans quickly suspected that his groin injury may have flared up again based on how he moved at the end of the video. Washington Football team head coach Ron Rivera soon confirmed as much:
— Mitchell Tischler (@Mitch_Tischler) September 8, 2021
Speaking to the media today, Washington head coach Ron Rivera said that Samuel ultimately didn’t practice. He said that the team will “continue to monitor” Samuel in the days to come.
Washington Football Team listed WR Curtis Samuel as a non-participant in practice after he tweaked a groin while warming up.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 8, 2021
The Washington Football Team signed Curtis Samuel to a three-year, $36.5 million deal this past offseason after four solid year with the Carolina Panthers – Ron Rivera’s former team.
Last year he set career highs with 77 receptions and 851 receiving yards. Washington could certainly use production like that as they try to return to the playoffs this year.
Hopefully Samuel’s injury isn’t serious. Washington play their first game of the season on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Will Curtis Samuel be healthy enough to play at a high level for Washington this year?