NFL Rumors: Commanders Running Back to Miss Week 11

The Washington Commanders could be without one of their top backs for Week 11's matchup with the Houston Texans. Running back J.D. McKissic missed his third straight practice on Friday due to his neck injury and is unlikely to suit up for Sunday's game.
McKissic has been unavailable since the Commanders' Week 8 17-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts. In his absence, Antonio Gibson and Brian Robinson Jr. have seized the top spots in the backfield, propelling the Commanders to 289 total rushing yards over their past two games.

McKissic will have a chance at a meaningful role when he returns. He has outpaced both Gibson and Robinson on a per-touch basis (5.5 to 4.6 and 3.2) so far this season. So long as he can make a healthy return and the Commanders don't elect to prioritize developing the much younger Gibson and Robinson, McKissic could force a three-way split of carries for the Commanders in the stretch run.

McKissic joined the Commanders in 2020 following one year with the Detroit Lions and three years with the Seattle Seahawks. He has been a consistently solid receiver out of the backfield since 2017, nabbing 218 receptions for 1674 receiving yards over his 70 career performances.
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