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Redskins QB Smith breaks tibia, fibula; surgery looms

Updated: 19-11-2018 03:36 IST

Redskins quarterback Alex Smith broke his right tibia and fibula against the Houston Texans on Sunday and will require immediate surgery, head coach Jay Gruden told reporters after the game.

Smith was carted off the field during the third quarter, his right lower leg in an air cast, after being sacked by J.J. Watt and Kareem Jackson. His right foot got caught underneath him and bent awkwardly, and he remained down for several minutes before being carted off the field.

The team announced shortly afterward that Smith would not return, calling it an ankle injury. Smith went 12-of-27 passing for 135 yards and two interceptions, including a pick-six, before departing.

Colt McCoy replaced Smith 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. Washington took a 21-20 lead early in the fourth quarter on a touchdown run by Adrian Peterson, but the Texans rallied for a 23-21 victory.

McCoy finished 6-of-12 passing for 54 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 35 yards on five carries.

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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