Washington Football Team QB Kyle Allen suffers gruesome leg injury
Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen suffered a nasty lower leg injury on Sunday against the New York Giants.
Allen’s leg took an awkward hit from Giants defender Jabrill Peppers, and appeared to be broken.
Here’s the play:
Jabrill Peppers leg whips Kyle Allen. Alex Smith coming in. pic.twitter.com/ySBx81KnPK
— Rudy Gersten (@DCBarno) November 8, 2020
Allen existed the game after starting 5-for-7 for 61 yards. He was replaced by Alex Smith, who is just two years removed from suffering a gruesome leg injury of his own.
Smith has played in one game already this season. He completed 9-of-17 passes for 37 yards in a loss to the Rams on Oct. 10.
Allen was able to wave to crowd as he was being carted off:
Kyle Allen acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the field pic.twitter.com/nokkfC0rTE
— John Keim (@john_keim) November 8, 2020
According to a report from Tom Pelissero, the injury might not be quite as bad as it looked:
The initial diagnosis on Washington QB Kyle Allen is a dislocated ankle, but only a small fracture, source said. A significant injury, but somewhat better than it looked initially on replay.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 8, 2020
If Washington loses, it will fall to 2-6 on the season but will still be in the race for the NFC East.