Redskins’ Alex Smith done for the season

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.

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith being sacked by Dallas Cowboys' David Irving
Alex Smith being sacked by Dallas Cowboys’ David Irving (Getty Images)

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.

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