Former Alabama defender learns extent of serious knee injury, per report
Washington’s Phidarian Mathis was carted off the field during Sunday’s win over Jacksonville.
It looked like a fairly significant knee injury at the time, and unfortunately that news was confirmed on Monday.
The former Alabama standout has a meniscus tear in his left knee and will be sidelined for the remainder of his rookie campaign.
Former Alabama DT Phidarian Mathis will miss rest of rookie season w/ meniscus tear, per @RapSheet.
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) September 12, 2022
Mathis was selected by the Commanders in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
The 6-4, 312-pound defensive tackle racked up 129 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, and 10.5 sacks during his four years in Tuscaloosa.
Washington will look to move to 2-0 on the season with a road game at Detroit on Sunday.