Exactly 33 years after the day after the legend Raddkins and Theismann's serious injury during a nationally televised game, Smith fell with his right fibula breaks and the tibia midway through the third quarter of 23-21 in the Washington loss Houston Texas visit on Sunday.
LANDOVER, Alex (Alex) Alex Smith immediately knew it was bad. Really, really bad. He covered his face with both hands, then with a white towel, before his broken right leg was placed in the air, and he was removed from the field.
One of his predecessors as the Washington Redskins' quarterback, Theismann, was in the Sunday game and felt the same – so familiar with what he looks and feels.
Exactly 33 years after Theismann's terrible injury during a nationally televised game, Smith dropped with his right fibroly breaks and the tibia halfway through the third quarter of the 23-21 loss of Washington to Texas and Houston visiting on Sunday was replaced by QB by backing Colt McCoy. Redskins coach Jay Graden said Smith had an "immediate" analysis.
"I saw a pile of people coming down, and then I saw Alex 's leg in a position where he was … … and I turned away from there later.It brought back memories alive," said Theismann, injured when hit by Lawrence Taylor during the victory of the Redskins on the New York Giants – November 18, 1985.
"This date has always been a day in my life, which I will never forget," Theismann said in a telephone interview.
"My immediate thought was that my heart went out to him, I feel so bad for him, I know the way forward, we are somewhat similar in age (when the injuries occurred), he is not 25 or 26 years old. How long will it take to return, what's the hardware? "Added Thaisman, and said he sent Smith a text message of support. "I'm less worried about Alex and his football than Alex and want to be able to do things in life he wants to do."
Smith was in his first season with Redskins after arriving for trading in Kansas City's Fries. He threw two halves in the first half of Sunday, one returned 101 meters for security by Texas Justin Reed, as Washington fell behind 17-7.
McCoy helped Washington accumulate a pair of TDs, including on his 9-yard-pressed cross-end end Jordan Reed on QB's first backup match in the regular season game since 2015.
Now Gruden will have a short week to help McCoy make his first NFL start since 2014: Washington (6-4) plays in Dallas (5-5) on Thanksgiving Day with the first place in the NFC East on the line.
"I still have to knock some rust," said McCoy, who went 6 for 12 for 54 yards and ran five times for 35 yards after replacing Smith.
McCoy tried to lead Hardkins to the starting points, but their last impulse stopped, and Dustin Hopkins tried to reach a short-lived field of 63 yards.
The injury came when Smith was first hit by Pina Kareem. Jackson, and then by the Guardian of Japan. Yi Watt. Before Smith was pushed into the pitch, players from both teams left the lines to offer wishes and wishes. He waved to the spectators as he was taken away.
"We're all angry at Alex," said Wat. "I feel terrible for him, it stinks, that's the worst part of the game."
With Smith addressing the wounded reserve, McCoy is only QB on Washington's staff, so the team will have to find a backup somewhere. Groden said he hoped someone would sign on Monday.
McCoy has not worked with the first offense in the group in recent years, but Groden said he still thinks his new starter in the quarterback has "a great level of comfort, I believe."
"He did not play much, so we'll see how he does," Groden said. "But I have confidence in Colette, there is always."
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