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Taylor to Miss Dallas Game With Calf Injury


Jason Taylor will be sidelined at least one game after he underwent a medical procedure to repair a left calf injury early on Monday morning.

He suffered the injury in the second quarter of Sunday's 24-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals. He was kicked in the calf during a play.

Taylor appeared fine coming off the field after the game. Later on, his calf swelled up and it became more painful on Sunday night.

Taylor visited with a doctor on Monday morning and it was determined that a medical procedure was the best option to ensure there would no long-term nerve damage.

The medical procedure took about 20 minutes, head coach Jim Zorn said.

"He's going to be fine," Zorn said. "Our problem is that he'll miss the Dallas game. I can't tell you beyond that."

Taylor recorded one tackle in the Cardinals game, but added one quarterback pressure and three passes defended. He tipped two of Kurt Warner's passes, forcing incompletions.

Demetric Evans is listed as the backup to Taylor on the depth chart. Chris Wilson, Erasmus James and Rob Jackson could also see action in place of Taylor.

"[Taylor's injury] hurts us," Zorn said. "But it's an opportunity for the next guy. They're all getting snaps in games and in practice, so now they get a chance to show more."

The Redskins acquired Taylor in a trade with the Miami Dolphins on July 20 after Phillip Daniels suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Taylor suffered a sprained right knee in the Redskins' fourth preseason game, but he was able to start all three regular season games.

Taylor is one of the NFL's elite pass rushers. He has 118 career sacks, including one this year.

Taylor's consecutive games streak, which is at 133, comes to an end this Sunday.

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