A disappointing season for Washington Redskins running back Rob Kelley has come to an early end. Following a series of tests, on Tuesday morning, Kelley was diagnosed with two injuries: a high ankle sprain and a partial tear of the MCL in his knee. Later in the day, the team announced that he is being placed on the injured reserve list.
Rough Sunday for #Redskins RB Rob Kelley: After tests this morning, Kelley was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain A… https://t.co/MFzLDXYPqL— Ian Rapoport (@Ian Rapoport)1510595005.0
The injuries forced Kelley to exit early from Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Before leaving with the injuries, Kelley had rushed for 10 yards on 4 carries, and added 4 yards on 2 catches. He'd been largely ineffective this season, averaging a paltry 3.18 yards per carry on just 62 carries across all of 2017. This may have been partly due to nagging rib issues he was dealing with. His rookie season, however, was a different story; "Fat Rob" topped 700 yards during the 2016 campaign after being signed as an undrafted free agent by the Redskins.