Colt McCoy took over as the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins after Alex Smith went down with a season-ending gruesome leg injury. He was excited for the opportunity to play once again, but things have gone badly for him. Unfortunately, his season has come to an early end as well.
According to a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, McCoy will miss the remainder of the 2018 NFL season due to a fractured fibula. His injury is very similar to the one that Smith suffered.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2018
This is a very disappointing end to the season for McCoy. He has been a backup for the majority of his career, but has always found ways to make the most of his opportunities. Washington seems to be going through a bit of an injury curse this season.
Mark Sanchez took over as the starter for the Redskins and was able to promptly hand the football off to Adrian Peterson for a 90-yard touchdown run. Talk about turning back the clocks with Sanchez on the field and Peterson looking like a superstar.
Prior to the injury, McCoy had racked up 372 passing yards to go along with three touchdowns and three interceptions.
At 32 years old, McCoy's NFL career could take a big hit due to this injury. He is already past his prime and this kind of injury is not easy to recover from. Teams may shy away from signing him due to the injury.
All of that being said, our thoughts and prayers are with McCoy and we wish him a quick and full recovery.