By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, starting quarter Alex Smith suffered a broken tibia and fibula on Sunday. He will need season-ending surgery.
Smith will have immediate surgery at a local hospital. He was carted off the field in the third quarter.
Smith reportedly had his ankle snapped on the play. He had his leg rolled up on in a freak accident by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.
After leaving the field, he went into the locker room. He was then transported to a local hospital, according to the Fox Sports in-game update.
This is a damaging blow for the Redskins, who have a chance to make the playoffs. Washington leads the NFC East with a 6-4 record.
The Dallas Cowboys are now 5-5 after back-to-back wins over the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons. The reigning Super Bowl champions are 4-5 and play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
The New York Giants are in the basement with three wins.
The signal-caller went 12 of 27 for 135 yards. Before his injury, he also had two interceptions, including a pick-six.
Colt McCoy replaces Smith as the Redskins starting quarterback. Washington could go with McCoy for the rest of the season.
Smith is in his first-season with the Redskins after being acquired by the team in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs in the off-season.
The 34-year-old Seattle, Washington native has gone 205 for 328 for 2,180 yards. He also had 10 touchdowns and five interceptions before his injury.