Commanders rookie DT Phidarian Mathis carted off vs. Jaguars originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
LANDOVER, Md. — The Washington Commanders jumped out to an early lead over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, but it came at a price.
Commanders defensive tackle Phidarian Mathis suffered a knee injury during the first quarter of Sunday’s Week 1 contest. He remained on the ground for several minutes before a cart arrived on the field to take him into the locker room.
The rookie’s return was listed as questionable, according to Commanders PR. He did not return to the game.
Washington Ron Rivera provided a limited update on Mathis after the game.
“There are going to get an MRI and X-rays tomorrow but we’re concerned,” Rivera said. “It was a knee and we will go from there.”
A second-round pick this past April, Mathis entered the season expected to play a significant number of snaps behind Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne. Veteran Daniel Wise figures to be the next man up for Washington’s interior defensive line.