Redskins QB Alex Smith endures season ending injury


Alex Smith waved to the crowd before he was carted into the tunnel.

Colt McCoy now takes over for Washington as the presumed starter, while Smith must begin the mental and physical work of rehabbing from such a devastating injury.

Smith left the game in the third quarter with his team trailing 17-7, having earlier seen a pass picked off by Justin Reid who returned it 101 yards for a Texans touchdown to add to DeAndre Hopkins' score in the first quarter.

During the third quarter of the Washington Redskins Week 11 matchup against the Houston Texans, Redskins quarterback Alex Smith took a shot from Texans star J.J. Watt and needed to be carted off the field.

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Theismann, who led the Redskins to the Super Bowl title back in 1983, suffered one of the most famous injuries in sports history when his leg snapped following a sack by legendary Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor.

Further complicating things for the Redskins' receiving corps is the season-ending injury to Alex Smith.

"I came down with it and at that point I just saw daylight". "They have a strong belief in each other and came up big in the end. We've just got to do a better job as an offense collectively to try to improve". Entering Sunday's game, Smith had completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,045 yards as well as 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Both the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys have 4-5 records.

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