Redskins news: Colt McCoy underwent another surgery on broken leg
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Redskins QB Colt McCoy underwent another surgery on broken leg

Colt McCoy

The Washington Redskins already had to deal with the fact that quarterback Alex Smith will likely miss the entire 2019 campaign due to a gruesome broken leg injury he suffered this past season.

But now, one of their potential Smith replacements may be on the shelf, too.

According to Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic, Colt McCoy, who was recently spotted on crutches, underwent another surgery to repair a broken leg injury that he suffered back in December.

El-Bashir added that the procedure was more of a “preventative measure” than anything else, so this doesn’t seem to be anything too drastic.

The good news is that McCoy is expected to be ready for offseason work, meaning he will, in fact, have an opportunity to compete with the recently-acquired Case Keenum for the starting quarterback job.

Of course, the Redskins could also draft a signal-caller to crash the party, making for one heck of a race for the job under center heading into next season, but given the fact that Washington owns the 15th overall pick in the first round, it would probably have to trade up to make that happen.

McCoy is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played three games and made two starts, completing 34 of his 54 pass attempts for 372 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions.

The 32-year-old has spent the last four seasons with the Redskins, making six starts overall.

McCoy, who played his collegiate football at the University of Texas, was originally selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round (85th pick overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.