OAKLAND -- Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris, in the midst of a good game, suffered bruised ribs and did not return after exiting late in the third quarter. But coach Mike Shanahan said afterward that Morris did not break any ribs.
"My understanding is they're just sore," Shanahan said. "I don't know how serious it is. We'll wait and see on that."
Morris injured his ribs at the end of a nine-yard run late in the third, two plays before quarterback Robert Griffin III connected with receiver Pierre Garcon for a five-yard go-ahead touchdown pass. Morris finished with 71 yards on 16 carries. Roy Helu played the rest of the game at running back and gained 41 yards on 13 carries. Helu scored the clinching touchdown on a 14-yard run up the middle in the fourth quarter.
Because the Redskins have a bye this week, Morris would get extra time to heal before Washington plays at the Dallas Cowboys the following week.