Redskins safety Su’a Cravens undergoes knee surgery, expected back for opener

Posted at 2:51 PM, Aug 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-15 16:01:37-04

Su’a Cravens is looked at by trainers during preseason week one

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – After Redskins safety Su’a Cravens was injured in Washington’s preseason opener, head coach Jay Gruden was unaware as to the extend of the injury.

“Cravens just had some swelling in his knee and we’re going to just keep a close eye on it and go day by day with this thing, see how it does in the next couple days, see if it can get the swelling out of there and see if he can practice,” Gruden told reporters Saturday – two days after the injury.

“No structural damage,” Gruden added. “No, not right now, not that we can see. We’ll wait until the swelling goes down, maybe take another look at it.”

Tuesday, Cravens confirmed he underwent surgery – tweeting “surgery was a breeze” and “all is good”.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Cravens is expected to be healthy for the regular season opener September 10th. According to Rapoport, the procedure is a meniscus trim.