Colt McCoy Injury: Redskins Lose Second QB to Season-Ending Injury

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy will miss the remainder of the 2018 season due to a lower leg injury suffered during Monday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

X-rays showed that McCoy had a fracuted fibula, according to Monday Night Football sideline reporter Lisa Salters during the game's broadcast.

The Redskins confirmed that McCoy was ruled out for the remainder of the game after initially listing him as questionable to return via Twitter.

McCoy threw for 50 yards on 4 of 4 passing during his first two drives of the game. He entered Monday's game with 322 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions on 30 of 50 passing.

Washington has now lost two quarterbacks for the remainder of the season due to leg injuries during the past month. On Nov. 18, starter Alex Smith broke two bones in his right leg during the third quarter of a loss to the Houston Texans.

Head coach Jay Gruden confirmed the quarterback suffered a broken tibia and fiubla -- after it was initially believed to be an ankle injury -- and would need immediate surgery.

Smith's injury took place 33 years to the exact date that former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann infamously experienced a career-ending broken leg injury during a Monday Night Football game after taking a hit from future Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor.

Theismann, who was in attendance, also assumed the worst, tweeting that Smith's "leg is exactly like mine 33 years ago."

McCoy has been part of the organziation since 2014, but was thrust into the starting role on short notice after Smith's injury. Washington hoped that the full week of practice after a mini-bye will have the veteran better prepared for Monday's game.

"I think there should be a sense of urgency without a doubt, where we are in the season, what our record is, we're tied for first, Dallas is right there, Philly is right there," Gruden said. "Anytime you can go on the road and get a key victory is very, very critical. It is also important for our confidence and our psyche down the stretch."

Backup Mark Sanchez, who was signed one day after Smith's injury, took over in McCoy's absence on Monday night. The former No. 5 overall pick has several ties to the Redskins' coaching staff prior to his signing.

Washington passing game coordinator Kevin O'Connell was his backup for three seasons during his stint with the New York Jets.

Offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh was the Jets' quarterbacks coach during Sanchez's first four seasons.

Redskins offensive line and assistant head coach Bill Callahan helt the same titles during three of the former starter's four seasons in New York.

"We had a workout today; looked pretty good," Gruden said after Sanchez's first practice. "But [it's] based on his past experiences with Coach O'Connell and Cavanaugh. He's won some playoff games, he's got a lot of experience. I think this time of the year, you need somebody who's taken some meaningful snaps, [with] a lot of experience, and Mark's done that."

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