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Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy suffers broken leg vs. Eagles

Quarterback Colt McCoy of the Washington Redskins. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – For the second time in three games, the Redskins have lost a starting quarterback to a broken leg.

Colt McCoy, who replaced Alex Smith as the team’s quarterback when Smith broke his leg in a loss vs. Houston, suffered a broken right fibula during the first half of Monday’s game vs. Philadelphia. ESPN reported the injury news early in the third quarter. The injury ends McCoy’s season.

McCoy remained in the game and completed a pair of passing attempts before leaving the field while favoring his right leg.

Mark Sanchez, who was signed two weeks ago – when Smith was lost for 2018, takes over as Washington’s QB.