Alex Smith injury: Washington Redskins QB suffers HORRIFIC broken leg

Alex Smith injury: Washington Redskins QB suffers HORRIFIC broken leg

Smith's season-ending broken right tibia and fibula in a 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans was a painful image that left the Redskins with much to digest. As Smith left the field on the cart, he waved to the crowd and put his hands together as if in a prayer. Early reports were not promising, and Adam Schefter confirmed the unfortunate news after the conclusion of the game.

Washington acquired Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs in an offseason trade.

The team is immediately in the market for a backup quarterback for Colt McCoy, who came into the game and provided a spark for the offense. "It's like all of the senses, all of the people, all of the memories, everything that happened in that instance all comes back to me".

"My immediate thought was that my heart went out to him". He had thrown two first-half interceptions Sunday, one returned 101 yards for a TD by Texans safety Justin Reid, as Washington fell behind 17-7. "Maybe I should suffer and let him continue out there and do his job and help the team win, because I know how bad he wants it". We're somewhat similar in age (when the injuries happened).

Washington still holds a one-game lead in the NFC East over the Dallas Cowboys, who the Redskins face on a short turnaround on Thanksgiving next Thursday.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been close to his former best since returning from a two-season injury odyssey that limited him to a total of eight games.

Players huddled from both teams huddled around Smith as he was carted off the field.

The Redskins didn't waste any time providing an update on the injured QB.

Gruden said the Redskins, who don't have a third quarterback on the roster, will look at several candidates Monday and plan to sign another quarterback this week. "So we'll see how he does", Gruden said.