Alex Smith went down in the third billet of the Washington Redskins game against the Houston Texans on Sunday with a terrible leg injury.
Trailing 17-7 but driving towards the red zone, Smith dropped turn tail from on third-and-9 and was immediately pursued by the Texans pass rush. Running averse, Smith went down in a heap when caught by J.J. Watt and Kareem Jackson.
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Smith would suffer with to be carted off the field after the play.
The hit immediate brought to mind another weight in Redskins history — Joe Thiesman’s brutal broken leg during “Monday Dusk Football” back in 1985, after taking a hit from Giants linebackers Lawrence Taylor and Harry Carson, which studied Thiesman into retirement.
Thiesman himself saw the similarity.
While we don’t yet be sure about Smith’s future in football, it’s unlikely he’ll be suiting up again any at all times soon for Washington.
In Smith’s absence, backup quarterback Colt McCoy began the game for the Redskins. He threw a touchdown on his first pass attempt to cut the Texans suggestion to 17-14.