Commanders place center Chase Roullier on injured reserve

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The Washington Commanders officially placed center Chase Roullier on injured reserve Tuesday. Roullier injured his leg on Washington’s next-to-last offensive play in Sunday’s 36-27 loss to the Detroit Lions.

On Monday, head coach Ron Rivera met with the media and said Roullier would likely be placed on injured reserve but mentioned short-term IR as a possibility until the term learned more about Roullier’s injury.

However, the team feared the injury was season-ending as it sought outside opinions. Roullier, who missed the second half of last season with a fractured fibula, is dealing with a knee injury on the opposite leg this time. It was initially reported to potentially be an MCL injury, and doctors were also concerned about his kneecap.

John Keim of ESPN provided the latest update:

Roullier, 29, was a sixth-round pick out of Wyoming in 2017. He would start seven games as a rookie and has been Washington’s starting center since that time. Roullier earned a four-year, $40.5 million contract extension in Jan. 2021.

Wes Schweitzer would replace Roullier in the starting lineup if he’s healthy. Schweitzer injured his hamstring in the Week 1 win over the Jaguars.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire