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