Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Redskins’ QB Alex Smith leaves game with gruesome leg injury

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Cassandra Castillo | 19 November, 2018, 01:09

The Washington Redskins suffered a major setback Sunday, as quarterback Alex Smith was carted off the field with a gruesome ankle injury in the third quarter against the Houston Texans at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

The team announced shortly afterwards that Smith would not return to the game, and it has since been confirmed that Smith has broken the tibia and fibula in his right leg.

Smith was hurt when Houston's J.J.

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The Texans hold a 17-7 lead as the third quarter winds down.

Redskins legend Joe Theismann soon weighed in - posting on Twitter that Smith's injury was reminiscent of his own in 1985.

Backup quarterback Colt McCoy filled in for the 13-year veteran the rest of the game. As Smith left the field he waved to the crowd and put his hands together as if in a prayer. Theismann, who was 35 at the time, never played again. 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. "Wishing you all the best brother".

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