The worst moment in the NFL yesterday was Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith's season ending due to a grotesque leg fracture. Seeing Smith get hurt and have to get carted off the field was awful.
Smith was diagnosed with a fractured tibia and fibula. Clearly, he won't be playing again in 2018, but his future beyond that is uncertain.
Smith is already 34 years old, and the full details of his injury are pretty staggering.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Smith suffered a compound fracture, which means the bone broke through his skin. Also, he suffered a spiral fracture, which doctors uncovered during surgery.
We would guess that Smith will try to come back from this injury. He signed a four-year contract extension with the Redskins in the offseason and was playing effectively before getting hurt.
However, he has a pretty long road ahead of him.
In the meantime, Washington will roll with Colt McCoy as its starting quarterback. The team also signed veteran free agent Mark Sanchez on Monday.