Update: Dislocated ankle, small fracture
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
Update: Kyle Allen ruled out with an ankle injury
Kyle Allen is out with an ankle injury.— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) November 8, 2020
This is getting crazy. Kyle Allen just went down with a gruesome looking leg injury after Giants safety Jabrill Peppers leg whipped him. Allen’s knee moved the wrong way, and he went down in severe pain. He was carted off the field, and will likely be ruled out of the game very quickly.
That means it’s Alex Smith time again. This will be the second time that Smith has come in to replace an injured Kyle Allen this season. Smith just made his incredible return from a very bad leg injury two years ago. Smith broke his tibia and fibula and have 17 surgeries to fix it and get infections under control that threatened to take his leg.
Smith has been Allen’s backup since Dwayne Haskins Jr. was benched and relegated to the 3rd QB spot. Washington now has no other active QBs on the roster and would have to turn to Logan Thomas if anything happened to Smith. Unless Allen’s injury looked worse that it actually was, we will likely see Haskins active again next week as Alex Smith’s backup.