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Redskins CB Josh Norman set to miss four weeks

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The Washington Redskins have been one of the surprise teams in the NFC this season. Kirk Cousins and company have been firing on all cylinders despite stiff competition in the first four weeks of the season with their defense stepping up in a big way.

Unfortunately for the Redskins, the team will be without their best defensive player, Josh Norman, for a month. Norman has a rib injury that will keep him sidelined, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.

Washington cornerback Josh Norman‘s rib injury will cost him four weeks.

Norman wrote on Twitter today that he’ll be free to return in four weeks. With Washington on its bye this week, that would mean Norman would miss three games, against the 49ers, Eagles and Cowboys.

One of those four weeks being a bye week is fortunate for the Redskins, but the two divisional games against the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles isn’t. Dallas and Philadelphia will be the team’s toughest competition in the NFC East this year with the Eagles currently sitting atop the standings with a record of 3-1 while the Redskins and Cowboys are tied with a record of 2-2.

The Redskins played the Eagles in the season opener and lost, 30-17. The Week 7 matchup with Philadelphia will be crucial and not having Norman back on the field could prove costly.

It’s a long season with anything being possible moving forward, but Norman’s health may be an issue for a team that clearly has playoff aspirations this season.

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