Redskins’ QB Alex Smith out for season after breaking fibula, tibia

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LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 18: Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) is carted off the field after suffering an lower leg injury during a game between the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texans at FedEX Field on November 18, 2018, in Landover, MD. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON– The Redskins have lost their starting quarterback for the rest of the season.

QB Alex Smith suffered a broken fibula and tibia in Sunday’s 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans.

Smith, 34, underwent emergency surgery yesterday, and is out for the rest of the season.

The injury occurred 33 years to the day that former Washington QB Joe Theissman suffered his devastating career-ending injury.

So far this season, Smith helped lead the Redskins to a 6-4 record.

In total, he threw for 2045 yards with 10 TDs and 3 INTs.

Now, the team will turn to backup QB Colt McCoy to lead the team in the near future.

The Redskins are reportedly hosting workouts today with QBs E.J. Manuel and Mark Sanchez.

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