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Former Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith’s season is over

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Smith suffered a horrible injury during Washington’s game against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

NFL: Houston Texans at Washington Redskins Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE (3:25 p.m. Arrowhead Time)

Smith will have season-ending surgery due to a broken tibia and fibula, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.


Former Kansas City Chiefs and current Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered what appeared to be a season-ending leg injury in Washington’s game with the Houston Texans on Sunday. Smith left the field via cart and was taken to a local hospital.

Normally, we would embed a Twitter video of the injury suffered in the article, but this one is awful. If you care to watch what happened, click here.

Former Redskins great Joe Theismann, who is actually in attendance at the game, tweeted the following:

Theismann’s brutal injury actually occurred on the same exact day 33 years ago.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes quickly tweeted his support:

This is likely a terrible end to a season for Smith in which he led the Redskins to first place and a 6-3 record. Smith is an easy player to root for given his success as a Chief and the professionalism he showed once the Chiefs drafted Mahomes.

Andy Reid often credits Smith for Mahomes’ readiness to start in just his second year in the league.

Smith is signed with the Redskins through 2022, according to Spotrac, so you’d hope there’s a chance he will be ready for the 2019 season.