Redskins HC Jay Gruden announced after Sunday’s game that QB Alex Smith is out for the season with a broken tibia and fibula and will undergo surgery right away.
You can expect the Redskins to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
Redskins QB Alex Smith was taken off of the field during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Texans with a serious leg/ankle injury.
The Redskins’ medical staff placed an aircast on his right leg before he was transported to the locker room. According to CBS, the Smith has been taken to a local hospital by ambulance.
Smith’s leg/ankle was clearly broken on the play and it will almost certainly cost him the remainder of the 2018 season.
Smith has been replaced by Colt McCoy.
Smith, 34, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2005. After seven years in San Francisco, Smith was traded to the Chiefs in 2013.
Smith was in the fourth year of his five-year, $76 million contract that includes $45 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $10.8 million for the 2018 season when he was traded to the Redskins back in March.
The Redskin and Smith later agreed to a four-year, $94 million contract that included $55 million fully guaranteed.
Entering today’s game, Smith had appeared in nine games for the Redskins and completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,045 yards receiving to go along with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. He has also rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding Smith as the news is available.