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Redskins' Robert Griffin III and Desean Jackson injured vs. Jaguars

Robert Griffin III left Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a left ankle injury. His replacement, Kirk Cousins, threw a touchdown two plays later.

Patrick Smith

The Washington Redskins may have suffered two devastating injuries in just the first quarter of play vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars. The first one was clearly bad, and probably will leave them without their franchise QB for an extended period of time.

Robert Griffin III left Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a left ankle injury. His replacement, Kirk Cousins, threw a 20-yard touchdown pass two plays later.

Griffin was hurt on a play in which he scrambled toward the sideline and managed to complete a 19-yard pass to wide receiver DeSean Jackson to the Jaguars 20-yard line. Griffin landed awkwardly as he went out of bounds.

The Redskins announced Griffin is out and won't return to the game. He was carted off the field with his left leg in an air cast but gave the fans a thumbs-up sign, though he was also seen wiping tears off his face.

Washington later watched wide receiver DeSean Jackson leave with what appeared to be a shoulder injury after he landed hard on the ground going up for a deep pass from Cousins. He too has since been declared 'out', and will miss at least the rest of this game. Jackson is coming off one of the best seasons of his career -- 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.

With both of these players down, the Redskins have still managed to take an early 14-0 lead against the Jaguars. However, it's hard to see Washington having even a respectable record this year if both RGIII and DeSean are out for long.