The National Football League has had far too many serious injuries this season. Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen unfortunately appears to have joined that list.
Allen, who took over as Washington’s starting quarterback for Dwayne Haskins earlier this season, suffered a serious-looking leg injury in the first quarter against New York.
Washington backup quarterback Alex Smith, who had his own serious leg injury in 2018, has come in to replace Allen.
Prayers to @KyleAllen_10 🙏🙏
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) November 8, 2020
The NFL world has taken to social media to react to the news of Allen’s injury. It was a devastating scene on the field this afternoon.
“Oh, boy. Kyle Allen’s leg looked a lot like Dak Prescott’s. Never want to see this,” ESPN’s Jordan Raanan tweeted.
Oh, boy. Kyle Allen's leg looked a lot like Dak Prescott's. Never want to see this.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) November 8, 2020
“Washington QB Kyle Allen was carted off. His ankle is was facing the wrong direction,” My Sports Update wrote.
Washington QB Kyle Allen was carted off. His ankle is was facing the wrong direction.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 8, 2020
“Oh no.. a brutal Kyle Allen injury to his leg… the cart is out and that means Alex Smith will be coming in. Talk about ironic,” ESPN’s Trey Wingo added.
Oh no.. a brutal Kyle Allen injury to his leg… the cart is out and that means Alex Smith will be coming in. Talk about ironic
— trey wingo (@wingoz) November 8, 2020
Allen, who played for Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera in Carolina, has shown promise as the team’s starting quarterback this season.
The young quarterback has since been carted off the field.
Washington QB Kyle Allen is carted off of the field after a leg injury. Veteran QB Alex Smith now enters the game. pic.twitter.com/TbuFbTrUV7
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 8, 2020
Allen was in OK spirits as he was carted off the field, as he acknowledged the crowd on his way off the field.
Washington is trailing New York, 10-0. The game is on FOX.