A report over the weekend indicated that Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is not close to returning from the hip injury he suffered in Week 1 and head coach Ron Rivera confirmed that is the case on Monday.
Rivera told reporters at his press conference that Fitzpatrick will have an MRI to evaluate how his hip is recovering in two weeks. That will be eight weeks after he suffered the injury, which was the longer end of a six-to-eight week timeline that was reported at the time of his injury.
As the story said, should Fitzpatrick not be ready to resume football activities at that point, one imagines there will be some discussion about whether he’ll be able to return at all this season. If he can return, there is no guarantee he'll assume the starting job again. Heinicke has started at quarterback in Fitzpatrick’s absence.