We’ve got a preliminary diagnosis for Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen’s leg injury, courtesy of NFL Network.
Allen was carted off in the first quarter this afternoon after injuring his left leg while being sacked by Jabrill Peppers of the New York Giants. It clearly looked like Allen suffered a fracture of some sorts, potentially a serious one.
Fortunately, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting that while Allen did dislocate his ankle, the fracture wasn’t as bad as it first appeared.
It’s a major injury, but apparently could have been much worse.
The initial diagnosis on Washington QB Kyle Allen is a dislocated ankle, but only a small fracture, source said. A significant injury, but somewhat better than it looked initially on replay.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 8, 2020
Allen’s afternoon is over, meaning Washington will turn to Alex Smith the rest of today. Beyond that, Smith will likely assume the starting role, though it would be interesting if WFT turned back to benched second-year former starter Dwayne Haskins at some point.
Right now, Washington trails the Giants 20-3 late in the second quarter.