Alex Smith carted off with leg injury vs. Texans

Alex Smith carted off with leg injury vs. Texans

Redskins quarterback Alex Smith was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Texans with a serious leg injury.

Smith was sacked by J.J. Watt and Kareem Jackson in the third quarter of the Redskins' 23-21 defeat to the Texans, with his right foot caught underneath him and being bent awkwardly.

The injury likely ends Smith's season.

It was clear the injury was severe when it occurred, as players from both sides took knees as Smith was still on the ground, and every player from the Redskins went to the cart before it pulled away. CBS Sports reported that the 34-year-old was taken to a local hospital by ambulance.

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Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, whose career ended with a broken leg during a game in 1985, tweeted: "I feel so bad for him".

Smith's injury prompted an immediate reaction from former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, whose National Football League career ended after he broke his leg while being sacked by New York Giants linebackers Lawrence Taylor and Harry Carson during a game. Smith had over 2,000 yards, 10 touchdowns, and five interceptions, two of which were thrown in today's game.

The Redskins, who entered Week 11 with a 6-3 record, are looking to win the NFC East in a year in which the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles have underachieved.

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