ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The struggling special teams units of the Washington Redskins have lost two key players for the rest of the season.
In addition, rookie cornerback David Amerson suffered a concussion on a special teams play. Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Amerson is day-to-day while undergoing tests in accordance with the NFL's concussion protocol.
Kehl's knee buckled while he was covering Dwayne Harris' 86-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter. Sundberg was hurt while covering a punt return in the third quarter. Amerson was hit in the helmet by a blocker while covering Harris' 90-yard kickoff return in the third quarter.
Kehl was signed in March to soften the blow when Pro Bowl special teams player Lorenzo Alexander left as a free agent. He leads the team in special teams tackles.
Sundberg signed a four-year deal in the offseason to remain with the Redskins, but this is the second consecutive year he's had a major injury. He missed much of 2012 with a broken left arm.
The Redskins are expected to sign a long snapper within a couple of days as they prepare for next week's game against the Chicago Bears.
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