Redskins QB Alex Smith Breaks Leg, Out For Season

Redskins QB Alex Smith Breaks Leg, Out For Season

Before the actual diagnosis of what had happened to Smith came out, everyone knew the season was over for the veteran quarterback.

Although Houston came out on top in this showdown between first-place teams, superstar J.J. Watt reflected on the gruesome injury Alex Smith suffered which has ended his season.

Washington coach Jay Gruden later said Smith is out for the year and had broken the tibia and fibula in his right leg.

At that moment - with an air cast around his leg - Smith likely knew his season was over.

The injury occurred 33 years to the day that former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann suffered a career-ending injury when he broke the same two bones in his right leg against the New York Giants.

Gruden also told reporters that the team will bring in four to five quarterbacks this week to add depth at the position.

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Smith was immediately replaced by Colt McCoy under center.

Tight end Vernon Davis was on the sideline when the injury happened. "These things happen in pro football, unfortunately. Just to see him go down with pain in his eyes-it was hard". Both the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys have 4-5 records.

Smith was sacked by defensive end J.J. Watt and safety Kareem Jackson with seven minutes and 43 seconds remaining in the quarter.

McCoy tried to lead the Redskins to the go-ahead points, but their last drive stalled, and Dustin Hopkins tried a 63-yard field goal that fell well short.

"We're all gutted for Alex", Watt said.

With Smith headed to injured reserve, McCoy is the only QB on Washington's roster, so the team will need to find a backup somewhere. "I feel absolutely bad for him".

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