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The Washington Redskins' backup quarterback was forced to exit Monday's 24-13 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers after suffering a right foot injury.
NFL.com's Albert Breer reported that X-rays on Cousins were negative. Citing a source, Breer said Cousins' injury is being called a mid-foot sprain. Wearing a boot after the game, Cousins told NFL.com's Jeff Darlington that he didn't anticipate missing much time, if any.
Cousins was hurt while trying to get out of bounds on a scramble in the second quarter. Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons caught Cousins from behind, and the quarterback got his right foot rolled up on along the Redskins' sideline.
Cousins attempted to walk off the injury but then sat down near the huddle. After being tended to by trainers, he walked off the field under his own power. Rex Grossman replaced Cousins in the lineup.
Cousins remained on the Redskins' sideline several minutes after the injury, but he eventually left for the locker room.
Cousins wasn't the only Redskins player to go down Monday. Defensive tackle Barry Cofield (hand) and wide receivers Leonard Hankerson (knee) and Aldrick Robinson (thigh) all exited the game and did not return.
Cofield underwent X-rays on his right hand. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said after the game that Cofield had a small fracture in his hand and would have to wear a cast for a while, but he isn't expected to miss any regular-season playing time.