Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered two broken bones in his right leg, during the third quarter of Sunday’s 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans. Smith was hurt when Houston’s J.J. Watt and Kareem Jackson sacked him with 7 minutes, 43 seconds left in the third quarter. Though Washington initially stated it was an ankle injury, coach Jay Gruden confirmed after the game that Smith had broken his tibia and fibula and would need immediate surgery.
The Redskins traded for Smith in the offseason, sending a third-round pick and corner Kendall Fuller to Kansas City. The team has only one other quarterback on the roster, Colt McCoy, who threw a touchdown pass after replacing Smith.
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