Safety Brandon Meriweather was set return from a knee injury suffered in the preseason and play in his first game with the Washington Redskins on Sunday in Tampa Bay. But it looks like his first action in 2012 will have to wait a little longer after a pre-game collision with a teammate.
In the video above, Meriweather is shown running down a pass thrown into the end zone two hours before kickoff.a\ Aldrick Robinson was standing in the end zone without a helmet, completely unaware of Meriweather running towards him. Unfortunately, Meriweather was unaware of Robinson's presence as well and collided with him.
Robinson appeared to be knocked out and according to the Washington Times, he laid on the ground for several minutes while trainers attended to him before walking slowly off the field. Meriweather looked to be writing in pain and grabbing the knee that has kept him out the first three weeks.
Both were declared inactive. The Redskins went on to beat the Buccaneers 24-22.
Robinson gave his Twitter followers an update later on Sunday.
More from the Associated Press:
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Washington safety Brandon Meriweather is inactive for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after colliding with teammate Aldrick Robinson on the field during pregame warmups.
Meriweather and Robinson, a reserve receiver who also was declared inactive, remained on the ground in the end zone for several minutes before being helped to their feet and walking to the locker room. Meriweather had been listed as probable to play after being limited in practice with a knee sprain.
Washington's other inactives are quarterback Rex Grossman, cornerback Cedric Griffin, running back Ryan Grant, linebacker Markus White and guard Adam Gettis.
Cornerbacks Myron Lewis and Anthony Gaitor, running back Michael Smith, linebacker Najee Goode, defensive back Keith Tandy, tackle Jeremy Trueblood and receiver Chris Owusu are inactive for Tampa Bay.