This is still a significant injury for Allen, but Pelissero says the good news is that it’s better than what it initially looked like on replay.
Washington QB Kyle Allen was carted off during Sunday’s game against the Giants with what appeared to be a gruesome ankle injury.
Allen was attempting to avoid pressure when his left leg got rolled up on by Giants DB Jabrill Peppers. He was quickly ruled out by the team soon after.
Alex Smith has replaced Allen at quarterback.
Allen, 24, signed on with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent back in 2018. Allen was waived coming out of the preseason before the Panthers added him to their practice squad before being promoted late in the season.
The Panthers re-signed Allen to a one-year contract this offseason, but later traded him to Washington for a fifth-round pick.
Entering today’s game, Allen had appeared in three games for Washington and completed 68.8 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 26 yards and a touchdown.