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Report: Ryan Fitzpatrick will rehab hip injury without surgery; expected to miss 8 weeks

Injury update

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Washington Football Team Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Washington Football Team have been checking all the options, and running all the tests, for his hip subluxation injury. He will attempt to rehab the hip without undergoing surgery. The estimated timeline given by Ian Rapoport was 8 weeks, with a theoretical 7 week time frame thrown into the conversation. The original timeline was 6-8 weeks so it sounds like we're still at the high end of that estimate. Fitzpatrick signed a 1-year, $10 million deal during the regular offseason. Hopefully he will be able to rehab and return during the regular season.

This means the starting QB job is Taylor Heinicke's for the next two months. He will get his first regular season start since 2018 tonight when Washington hosts the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football. Kyle Allen will be his backup, and hopefully there will be no reason to see him on the field any time soon.