Redskins’ QB Alex Smith Suffers Gruesome Leg Injury Vs. Texans

Kareem Jackson consoles Alex Smith as the Washington quarterback centre right leaves the field injured

Kareem Jackson consoles Alex Smith as the Washington quarterback centre right leaves the field injured

Redskins quarterback Alex Smith left the game against the Houston Texans after suffering a gruesome leg injury in the third quarter of the game.

Soon after the conclusion of the contest, it was announced by Redskins' head coach Jay Gruden that Smith suffered a fractured fibula and tibia, which will require season-ending surgery. Players from both teams took knees while Smith was treated. The 34-year-old waved to the FedEx Field crowd as he was driven away.

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Veteran reserve Colt McCoy replaced Smith. Redskins legend Joe Theismann had his leg broken on November 18, 1985. Afterwards, Smith fell awkwardly on his leg. Entering Sunday's game, Smith had completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,045 yards as well as 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Mahomes has consistently cited his time working under Smith for giving him a smooth transition to the National Football League, and head of Kansas City's much-anticipated matchup with the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, Smith was in Mahomes' thoughts.

Washington lost the game 23-21 to fall to 6-4 on the season.

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