Washington’s Alex Smith carted off with gruesome-looking leg injury

November 19, 2018

Washington QB Alex Smith was carted off the field with what looked like a gruesome right lower-leg injury against the Houston Texans.

Smith was sacked in the third quarter by the Texans’ Kareem Jackson and J.J. Watt, and as he rolled over following the hit Smith’s right ankle appeared to be dangling badly.

It was a shocking callback to the Joe Theismann broken leg that happened exactly 33 years ago — to the day.

And strangely enough, Theismann reportedly was there at FedEx Field to witness Smith’s injury. Theismann notoriously would not watch a replay of his own leg injury until 20 years after it happened.

Backup QB Colt McCoy has replaced Smith, who completed 12-of-27 passes for 135 yards with two picks before leaving. McCoy fired an 8-yard TD to Jordan Reed on his first pass attempt of the season, cutting Washington’s deficit to 17-14.

Smith has started every game so far this season in his first year in Washington.

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