Commanders LT Charles Leno Jr. misses win over Falcons after announcing wife had a miscarriage

Charles Leno is in his third season with the Commanders this fall

Charles Leno and his wife, Jen, announced on Sunday morning that she had experienced a miscarriage.
Charles Leno and his wife, Jen, announced on Sunday morning that she had experienced a miscarriage. (Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

The Washington Commanders were without offensive lineman Charles Leno Jr. on Sunday afternoon after he and his wife, Jen, announced that she had a miscarriage.

Leno was downgraded to out on Sunday morning due to personal reasons. Jen and Charles then both shared the news that she had experienced a miscarriage Saturday night.

“Last night our baby girl, Paitynn Maui Leno, gained her wings unexpectedly,” Jen wrote on social media. “She came into this world just like her big sisters, quick and fierce, and was such a fighter. Thanks to everyone who has poured so much love and prayer into us throughout this journey. Rest easy sweet girl.”

Charles and Jen have three daughters. Paitynn was expected to be born in the spring.

Leno is in the middle of this third season with the Commanders this fall. The former Boise State left tackle was first selected by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He is in the second year of a three-year, $37 million deal with Washington.

Despite Charles’ absence, the Commanders snapped their three-game losing skid Sunday afternoon. They beat the Atlanta Falcons 24-16 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Commanders are 3-3 and will take on the New York Giants next week. It’s unclear if Charles will rejoin the team for that matchup at MetLife Stadium.