It continues to be a tough season for the Washington Football Team both on and off the field.
According to ESPN’s John Keim, the team placed a second athletic trainer on administrative leave less than a week after head trainer Ryan Vermillion was placed on leave admin an ongoing federal investigation.
Doug Quon, who is responsible for the ImPACT concussion testing database and helps with the treatment and rehab of players, was placed on leave. Quon has been in the NFL for 10 years and with Washington for seven. He did not have any ties to Vermillion before 2020.
The moves have left Washington’s medical staff short-handed. Former longtime trainer Bubba Tyer, who retired in 2009, has been volunteering. Rivera said Tyer is only doing “very, very basic stuff.” Rivera said they will be hiring “a couple” of their former interns to help.
The Washington Football Team will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.