Redskins' Smith suffers gruesome injury in a 23-21 loss to Houston

Alex Smith

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a horrific broken leg against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Smith waved to the crowd as he was carted to the locker room.

Coach Jay Gruden confirmed after the game Alex Smith broke his tibia and fibula and would need immediate surgery.

Smith's injury occurred 33 years to the day after former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann's leg was broken on a sack by New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor during a nationally televised game. Before Smith was driven off the field, players from both teams left the sidelines to offer well wishes.

The Redskins and Texans players took a knee when Alex Smith remained on the ground. These things happen in pro football, unfortunately.

"I've still got to knock a little rust off", said McCoy, who went 6-for-12 for 54 yards passing and ran five times for 35 yards after replacing Smith.

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China's President Xi Jinping (習近平) stood left in the front row, so no interaction with the Taiwanese envoy occurred, CNA reported. Pence said the USA "commitment to the Indo-Pacific region has never been stronger".

The Redskins traded for Smith in the offseason, sending a third-round pick and corner Kendall Fuller to Kansas City.

Replacement Colt McCoy led a comeback attempt, with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Reed added to Adrian Peterson's second rushing score, but two Ka'imi Fairbairn field goals saw Houston home 23-21 as Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins came up short on a late 63-yard attempt.

Redskins: Visit the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.

Theismann admits Smith's gruesome injury brought back some very bad memories of his own unfortunate break.

Watson threw for a touchdown and had two interceptions, completing 16 of 24 passes and taking three sacks.

"As soon as I felt like I was in leverage, I looked back to see if the quarterback threw the ball and the ball was already in the air and it was just floating up there for me", Reid said.

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