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.
From NFL Now: After undergoing a battery of tests and seeking several expert opinions, Washington Football Team QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will attempt to rehab his hip without surgery for now, sources say. He’s expected to miss about 8 weeks. Taylor Heinicke into November, at least. pic.twitter.com/jSxIbu71j6— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2021