Sad News: Commanders Fear The Worst As Devastating Update Emerge On $4.5 Million Star

Sad News: Commanders Fear The Worst As Devastating Update Emerge On $4.5 Million Star

On Saturday, the Washington Commanders revealed a disappointing update for one of their rookies. The Commanders held their rookie minicamp this weekend. One rookie is out indefinitely after learning they must undergo another surgery.

Jer’Zhan Newton suffered an injury in college

Last season, Jer’Zhan “Johnny” Newton of the Commanders, a second-round pick, sustained a partial Jones fracture in his foot, according to CBS Sports. Newton reportedly wore a walking boot to the Commanders’ offseason training, according to Ben Standig of The Athletic:

Newton had surgery in January to fix a foot Jones fracture that was only partially healed. He was anticipated to go considerably earlier, therefore this may have been the main reason he dropped down the selection board till the conclusion of Round 2.

The Commanders were aware of Newton’s college injury when they chose him in April. It’s unclear, though, if they were aware of the fresh injury they disclosed to the media on Saturday.

The Washington Commanders rookie needs another surgery

On his other foot, Newton had a partial Jones fracture, according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports. To heal his foot, he will need to have another surgery. When Newton will suit up again for the Commanders is still up in the air.

Coming out of college, Newton was a very promising defensive line prospect. During his time in college, he amassed 18 sacks, with 7.5 of those coming during the 2023 year. He was chosen a Consensus All-American for the 2023 season and received the Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year and Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year awards.

NFL fans’ initial reaction to the news

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