Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a right ankle injury and was carted off the field in the third quarter of Sunday’s game vs the Houston Texans.
Smith suffered the gruesome injury after being thrown to the ground by Texans defenders Kareem Jackson and J.J. Watt. Colt McCoy quickly took over with the Redskins trailing 17-7, engineering a quick touchdown march to pull Washington within three points.
Prayers up for Alex Smith's leg. Yeesh. pic.twitter.com/jfj9RsexIz
— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) November 18, 2018
The Alex Smith injury looks brutal.pic.twitter.com/vrGVMS7EMD
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 18, 2018
The injury was severe enough that players from both sides took knees as he was still on the ground and every player from the Redskins went to the cart before it pulled away with most of the players from the Texans’ sideline coming over to him as well. As Smith left the field he waved to the crowd and put his hands together as if in a prayer.
— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) November 18, 2018
The Redskins are clinging to a tight lead in the NFC East, but face a quick turnaround before Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day showdown with the Cowboys. With Smith sidelined, an already struggling, ground-oriented attack finds itself in a world of hurt in Washington.