Eagles Rivalry Report: Alex Smith’s career is in Jeopardy?
Nothing is going right for the Philadelphia Eagles NFC East rivals, the Washington Redskins.
A couple of weeks ago, the Washington Redskins were at the top of the NFC East. Everything seemed to be going right for them until their starting quarterback Alex Smith went down with a horrible injury. Smith was carted off of the field, and immediately diagnosed with a broken tibia, and fibula. To avoid any complications, Smith went right into surgery.
Unfortunately, immediate surgery was not enough for the Redskins quarterback. Weeks later, the Redskins have come out and announced that Smith is still in the hospital, and has experienced a post-operation infection on his leg. Washington D.C. Sports Radio host Eric Bickel described Smith’s situation as having ‘devastating complications.’
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, says that it’s premature to dictate what this mean precisely for Smith’s future in the NFL. But according to many other reports, there’s a real chance that Smith’s complications could lead to his career being in jeopardy.
The Redskins issued a statement:
Through the Washington Redskins media team, the Smith family has put out a statement by saying they are appreciative of the concerns but would like privacy at this time. It’s an unfortunate situation, and hopefully, everything works out well in the end for Smith. Times are tough right now for the Redskins. Not only are they worried about the future of the quarterback position for their team, but the current situation under center got even worse recently.
Against the Philadelphia Eagles this past Monday, the Skins’ lost their backup Colt McCoy as well. While McCoy’s injury may not be as severe, it is similar to Smith’s. McCoy will also miss the rest of the season with a fractured fibula. Now, the Redskins are moving forward with Mark Sanchez under center as their starter. At this point, we can probably assume that the Redskins are going to trend downwards for the rest of the season.