Report: Commanders center Chase Roullier could miss the rest of the season

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Washington Commanders center Chase Roullier can’t escape bad luck. After breaking his fibula in Week 8 last season, Roullier returned to training camp after a difficult rehabilitation process.

In Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions, Roullier was injured on Washington’s next-to-last play of the game when a Detroit lineman pushed Roullier into teammate Sam Cosmi, who was on the ground. Roullier’s legs buckled, and he exited the field on a medical cart.

After the game, head coach Ron Rivera said Roullier was dealing with a lower leg injury with no further details provided.

On Monday, during his presser, Rivera briefly discussed Roullier’s situation:

“Chase will probably have to go on short-term IR minimum,” Rivera said.

Initially, that sounded good, but a later report from Jeremy Fowler of ESPN sounded much more ominous. Fowler said Roullier “is in danger of missing the rest of the season” due to a significant knee injury.

Ben Standig of The Athletic had more details on Roullier’s injury. He said it was not the same leg as last season’s injury, and doctors were looking at the MCL and the kneecap.

Wes Schweitzer would replace Roullier, but he missed the Week 2 game with a hamstring injury. Wes Martin would be next, with Jon Toth on the practice squad.

This is a difficult blow to Washington’s offensive line, which struggled Sunday.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire