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Josh Norman suffers fractured rib in Redskins' loss

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The Washington Redskins suffered a blow to their defense on Monday night.

Josh Norman suffered a fractured rib during the the Redskins' 29-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, according to coach Jay Gruden. Norman exited just before halftime after assisting on a tackle of Chiefs receiver Chris Conley.

The Redskins are concerned Norman suffered a a possible internal injury, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. They are particularly concerned he is dealing with a possible lung issue, Rapoport added.

"That's the first time that's ever happened to where I couldn't get out there," Norman said, via ESPN. "I just have to take my time and have faith.

"I wanted to go out there, but do I more help the team or hurt the team if I can't really run and breathe hard?"

Gruden said Norman will continue to be evaluated and didn't say after the game what the timeline for Norman's recovery could be.

Norman is considered one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL. He signed a $75 million contract with the Redskins in 2016 and was a First Team All-Pro selection with the Carolina Panthers in 2015.

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