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Redskins QB Smith carted off with ankle injury

Updated: 19-11-2018 02:04 IST

Redskins quarterback Alex Smith was carted off the field during the third quarter against the Houston Texans on Sunday with his right ankle in an air cast.

Smith was sacked by J.J. Watt and Kareem Jackson on third-and-9 with 7:56 left in the quarter, and his right foot got caught underneath him and bent awkwardly. He remained down on his back while getting medical attention before being carted off.

The team announced shortly afterward that Smith would not return. Colt McCoy replaced him at quarterback, throwing a touchdown to Jordan Reed on his first attempt to cut Washington's deficit to 17-14 late in the third quarter.

Smith, 34, arrived in D.C. via trade this offseason from the Kansas City Chiefs, where he started 76 games over five seasons. He signed a four-year, $94 million contract with the Redskins shortly after the trade.

Entering Sunday, McCoy had not attempted a pass since the 2015 season. He hasn't started a game since 2014, his first year in Washington.

--Field Level Media

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