The Redskins Will Have A New Leading Rusher This Season

Roy Helu Jr. is going on season-ending injured reserve with what may or may not be turf toe, which is a questionable season-ending injury. (Yes, I’m questioning a season-long shutdown due to turf toe. No, I have no idea how painful turf toe can be. Is it like athlete’s foot?)

You’ll recall Helu was the Redskins leading rusher last season with just 640 yards. Before that it was Ryan Torain with 742. Before that, Clinton Portis with 494. This is the saddest paragraph ever written.

So, in 2012, the Skins will have a new leading rusher for the fourth straight year. Alfred “FroMo” Morris has to the favorite with 263 yards already, but Robert Griffin III is right there with 209. As exciting as an open-field RGIII really is, though, you don’t want your QB to be the leading rusher.

In any event, I’m kind of upset we’re not going to see what would’ve become of his flowing locks.

4 thoughts on “The Redskins Will Have A New Leading Rusher This Season”

  1. “Roy Helu Jr. is going on season-ending injured reserve with what may or may not be turf toe, which is a questionable season-ending injury.”

    goodbye, helu.

  2. Helu is home grown so I hope he sticks around. He has some real talent if he can shake this injury bug he seems to have.

    As for turf toe, it is actually quite painful. But I think the main culprit here is his Achilles injury that seems to have him in even more pain and a walking boot.

  3. In regards to turf toe, I’ve had the worst type. I couldn’t walk on or move the big toe on my right foot and ultimately got surgery where they took cartilage out of my knee and put it in my toe. I also now need surgery in my left toe. I would never miss a game, even pickup basketball, and just fight through the pain. I assume though, for a nfl rb, that this would be impossible. Turf toe sucks and it does not heal well

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