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DeAngelo Hall Has Torn ACL, Will Be Out For Season


A captain and veteran leader for the Redskins, safety DeAngelo Hall's loss will be tough, as the 13-year Virginia Tech product suffered a torn ACL on Sunday.

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden confirmed on Monday that veteran safety DeAngelo Hall has torn his ACL and will be out for the season.

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Hall will have surgery soon to repair the issue, only after swelling goes down. He went down in the second quarter of Sunday's 29-27 victory over the New York Giants. Hall tried to walk it off on the sideline before heading to the locker room just before halftime.

Hall, 32, is currently the Redskins' second-longest tenured player on the roster behind Kedric Golston, who was placed on Injured Reserve last Monday after tearing his hamstring.

Signed midseason in 2008, Hall has intercepted 23 passes during his time in Washington and became just the ninth defensive back in franchise history to appear in 100 regular season games, achieving the feat during the second week of the season.

But after being a highly productive cornerback for the Redskins over the years, Hall made the full-time switch to safety this offseason. In three games, he recorded 16 tackles with one pass defensed.

Gruden also announced that cornerback Bashaud Breeland (ankle), center Kory Lichtensteiger (calf) and guard Shawn Lauvao (ankle) will be week-to-week.

Breeland was injured in the first quarter on Sunday, as he ran into the ball and "tweaked my ankle a little bit."

"Tried to put some pressure on it and couldn't, I watched the game in here," Breeland said in the locker room after the game. "It was exciting. I liked how my guys kept it up. I was nervous and scared. Like any injury you're nervous and scared. But, I was more worried about letting my team down, but they pulled it out so I feel a little better."

Lichtensteiger and Lauvao both played on 34 offensive snaps. Lauvao missed the entire second half, while Lichtensteiger played the first snap of the third quarter before being replaced in the lineup.

Third-year guard Spencer Long took over center duties for Lichtensteiger while Trent Williams was bumped to left guard, the first time in his football career he took reps at the position.

"Heart goes out to Kory and Shawn," Long said. "Two battlers, ballers; very good leaders on this offensive line. Heart goes out to them. I'm just proud we got the 'W' for them and this team."

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