Redskins QB Alex Smith endures season ending injury

Alex Smith carted off with ankle injury vs. Texans (video)

He placed his hands over his head and the cart soon came out to receive the quarterback. CBS Sports reported that the 34-year-old was taken to a local hospital by ambulance.

Redskins quarterback Alex Smith was carted off midway through the third quarter in Sunday's game against the Houston Texans with an ankle injury.

The severity of the injury was clear immediately, and Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Smith would need season-ending surgery "right away". "It brought back vivid memories", said Theismann, hurt when hit by Lawrence Taylor during a Redskins' victory over the New York Giants on November 18, 1985.

"This date has always been a day in my life that I'll never forget". How long will it take to come back?

Theismann said he texted Smith shortly after his injury, saying: "I'm just so sorry". "I worry less about Alex and his football career than I do Alex and wanting to be able to do the things in life he wants to do".

The Redskins traded for Smith in the offseason, sending a third-round pick and corner Kendall Fuller to Kansas City.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 22 of 30 passes for 363 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions as the Saints won their ninth straight game and improved to 9-1.

The Cowboys squandered a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead, but grabbed the win when Brett Maher booted a 42-yard field goal with no time remaining and Dallas improved to 5-5 on the season.

Smith's right ankle turned the wrong way as he was sacked by Kareem Jackson and JJ Watt in the third quarter. Veteran reserve Colt McCoy replaced Smith.

Smith went 13-of-28 for 135 yards and two interceptions before leaving the game.

Kelemete and Fulton have both been listed on the team's official injury report and played banged up in the past. "I feel absolutely bad for him". Gruden said he hoped to have someone signed by Monday.

"But knowing the type of guy he is, I think he'll bounce back".

"He hasn't played a whole lot".

"We just have belief", Watson said.



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