RICHMOND—Jerry Rice Jr. suffered a season-ending shoulder injury after landing awkwardly in Thursday’s practice, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said.
“I think he tore his labrum and he’s going to have to have surgery,” Gruden said Friday.
Rice was participating in one-on-one drills against cornerback Richard Crawford when the injury occurred. Rice was reaching for a pass when he lost his balance and landed awkwardly on his left arm.
Gruden did not say if Rice would but waived with an injury designation, though he hinted that team would like to put the Hall of Famer’s son on injured reserve.
“We’ll see what happens with [GM] Bruce [Allen] and how he handles that,” Gruden added.
Rice, an undrafted free agent who played collegiately at UCLA and UNLV, faced long odds to make the Redskins’ roster.