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This was brutal to watch.

Washington Redskins quarterback, Alex Smith, suffered a gruesome injury yesterday against the Houston Texans, the kind of injury that can haunt a player for years after.


According to @IanRapoport, Smith broke both his fibula and tibia and was rushed into emergency surgery right after the injury.

What is crazy is that 33 years ago to the day, Joe Theismann suffered an identical injury while he was playing for the Redskins.

Here is the clip from The Blindside narrated by Sandra Bullock for reference. *Viewer Discretion Advised*

Joe Theisman

Clips showing the tackle by Lawrence Taylor that causes Joe Theisman to break his leg and end his career.

Prayers to Alex and his family and may he get healthy enough to be able to play the game that he loves again.


Written by Christopher Schweitzer
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