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Washington Issues Official Injury Update For QB Alex Smith

Washington quarterback Alex Smith.

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins calls a play during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Today's Alex Smith injury was one of the most gruesome we've seen in some time in the NFL.

The veteran quarterback was sacked during today's game against the Texans, and the play immediately reminded Washington fans of the one suffered by its franchise quarterback exactly 33 years ago today: Joe Theismann.

Theismann tweeted the comparison himself, which he obviously didn't do lightly.

Now, we know more about what, specifically, happened to Smith on that play.

Per NFL Network and Red Zone Channel's Andrew Siciliano, the Alex Smith injury includes two major broken bones.

Head coach Jay Gruden updated his status after the game.

Smith will had "immediate surgery," according to Gruden. His 2018 season is over.

This is obviously a pretty devastating injury for the quarterback, and for a team that looks like a potential playoff contender.

We hope he makes a full recovery, and can make a return to the field at some point.