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Commanders DL Phidarian Mathis suffers season ending injury

Alabama DL Phidarian Mathis celebrates against LSu
Photo by Kent Gidley

Not even one full game into his NFL career, and Phidarian Mathis’ rookie campaign appears to be over.

During the Washington Commander’s Week 1 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mathis suffered a lower-body injury that required him to be carted off the field.

On Monday, following further evaluation, it was reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Mathis had suffered a torn meniscus and is headed for season-ending surgery.

The Commanders selected Mathis in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft out of Alabama. He is expected to make a full recovery for the 2023 season.

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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