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Redskins QB Alex Smith breaks two legs in the leg against Texans

November 18, 2018 Sports 1 Views LANDOVER, Md. – Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered two broken legs in his…

LANDOVER, Md. – Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered two broken legs in his right leg in the third quarter of Sunday’s 23-21 loss for Houston Texans.

After Washington originally classified it as an injury injury, coach Jay Gruden confirmed after the match that Smith had broken his tibia and fibula, the two legs in the lower leg and would need immediate surgery.

Smith was injured when Houston JJ Watt and Kareem Jackson kicked him with 7 minutes, 43 seconds left in the third quarter.

It was clear that the injury was difficult when it happened because players from both sides caught knees when Smith was still on the ground and every player from the red skins went to the wagon before it left. Most of the players from Texan’s sideline came over to him too. When Smith left the field, he waved to the audience and held hands together like in a prayer.

Röskinn has only another quarterback on Colt McCoy roster who threw a touchdown pass on the following series after replacing Smith.

Alex Smith was injured on a bag against the Texans during the third quarter. Joe Robbins / Getty Images

Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, who was present, doubted that Smith’s injury occurred 33 years until he broke the same two legs in his right leg on a Monday night on Nov. 18, 1985, vs. New York Giants. Theisman, who was 35 at the time, never played again.

The Redskins traded for Smith in the offseason, sending a third round pick and corner Kendall Fuller to Kansas City.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who backed Smith last season, also tweeted his concerns and best wishes.

McCoy, who has not started since week 15 in the 2014 season, ended 6 of 12 passes for 54 yards and one touchdown as well as 35 rushing yards at five berries, but the Redskins comeback attempt ended when Dustin Hopkins 63-yards field goal attempted to get up a few feet short.

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