During the third quarter of Sunday’s game between the Washington Redskins and Houston Texans, quarterback Alex Smith suffered a gruesome leg injury.
It looked like his leg was snapped in half, much like what happened to Washington’s Joe Theismann 33 years ago.
Alex’s leg is exactly like mine 33 yrs ago
— Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) November 18, 2018
After being examined by team doctors, he was taken by ambulance to the hospital for further treatment.
Alex Smith Out for the remainder of the Game, CBS reported that he was taken by ambulance to the Hospital.
— Josh Kirby Sports (@KirbyOnSports) November 18, 2018
Smith is one of the most well-liked and respected players out there, and his peers — both former and current — around the NFL were upset to see him go down like that.
Alex Smith is such a class act. Feel awful he got hurt today and especially in that manner. At his age, that’s going to be rough to rehab. Hope the best for him.
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) November 18, 2018
Alex Smith OMG ??????????
— Chris Baker (@cbakerswaggy) November 18, 2018
Man praying for smitty! ??
— Jeremy Maclin (@jmac___19) November 18, 2018
Yikes that’s not good https://t.co/LFhyaj5vh2
— Joe Schobert (@TheSchoGoesOn53) November 18, 2018
Ohhhh Alex Smith leg!
— T.J. Ward (@BossWard43) November 18, 2018
Prayers for my guy man! You will bounce back!
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes5) November 18, 2018
Praying for my guy Alex ??
— Jeff Allen (@JeffAllen71) November 18, 2018
Get well Alex #11 ???
— Anthony Dixon (@Boobie24Dixon) November 18, 2018