WFT's Curtis Samuel to Be Placed on IR Because of Groin Injury

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Curtis Samuel, wide receiver for Washington Football Team, will be out of action for a prolonged time due to a groin injury.

Ron Rivera, the head coach, told reporters that Samuel would be put on injured reserve.

A player cannot practice until at most three games have passed since the time he was placed on IR, per NFL rules.

Samuel's preseason and training camp were interrupted by a groin strain he sustained in June. The training staff saw him leave the field after he appeared to injure his groin again while running a route.

The 25-year old has had to deal with many health issues throughout his career. He also underwent surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat before the 2018 campaign.

After appearing in nine games in 2017 as a rookie, he also required season-ending ankle surgery.

The Ohio State graduate played in 15 games last year and had a career-high of 77 catches. He also received 851 yards. He ran for 200 yards and scored two touchdowns. This shows his versatility as someone who can run and also be a threat to the passing attack.

Samuel was an important offseason addition. Washington still has other pieces that can keep it afloat when Samuel is out of the game. Wide receivers will be anchored by Terry McLaurin or Adam Humphries.