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Redskins quarterback Alex Smith out for season with fractured fibula and tibia

LANDOVER, Md. – Redskins quarterback Alex Smith was carted off the field in the third quarter against the Texans with an ankle injury. Smith’s lower right leg bent backwards as he went down on a sack, and the cart came out immediately.

Alex Smith being carted off.
(Photo by: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

After the game, ‘Skins head coach Jay Gruden said that Smith had broken his fibula and tibia and would require surgery immediately.

Smith signed a four-year, $94-million contract when he was traded to the Redskins in January.

Sadly, former Redskins QB Joe Theismann tweeted that his gruesome leg injury happened on the same day 33 years ago:

Players huddled from both teams huddled around Smith as he was carted off the field. After the game, many players tweeted out their support to Smith: