Redskins QB Alex Smith suffers severe ankle injury against Texans

Texans unofficial depth chart shows many players returning from injury

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith was carted off the field with a broken leg during their defeat to the Houston Texans on Sunday. Afterwards, Smith fell awkwardly on his leg.

Many thought it looked like the injury Joe Theismann suffered on this exact date in 1985.

Smith's right foot and ankle bent in an awkward direction as J.J. Watt and Kareem Jackson sacked him midway through the third quarter.

Soon after the conclusion of the contest, it was announced by Redskins' head coach Jay Gruden that Smith suffered a fractured fibula and tibia, which will require season-ending surgery.

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Smith, 34, has had a long and winding career since being selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft.

Despite having perhaps his best season statistically previous year for the Chiefs, Smith was traded to make room for Patrick Mahomes, the young quarterback who has emerged as a likely candidate for the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award.

The Redskins traded for Smith in the offseason, sending a third-round pick and corner Kendall Fuller to Kansas City. Mahomes wrote on Twitter. The injury also occurred on the 33rd anniversary of another unfortunate sacking of a Redskins QB.

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