The Washington Redskins took another big blow to their already injury-ridden roster, as quarterback Colt McCoy went down with a lower leg injury in the first quarter and is questionable to return as per the team's official Twitter account.
QB Colt McCoy is questionable to return with a right lower leg injury. #WASvsPHI
— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) December 4, 2018
Losing McCoy would be another huge blow. The team is already hampered by a costly injury that knocked their original starter out of the season.
The Redskins are on the field tonight as they visit the defending Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles. They are in the playoff picture as of now with a 6-5 record that is good for the sixth seed.
But things look dim for the Redskins because of this recent setback. The race for the playoffs is tight in the NFC and all they got to do is win games in order to secure their spot.
Mark Sanchez enters the game to replace McCoy, but questions arise about whether he has something left in his tank. The USC product has not taken a snap since 2016, when he played for the Dallas Cowboys.
He was signed by the team just two weeks ago to backup McCoy, who replaced Alex Smith, who was injured.
Smith was brought in from the Kansas City Chiefs via a trade to bring stability to the quarterback position. Four-year starter Kirk Cousins left for the Minnesota Vikings, and Smith was seen by the team as the best option to fill that void.
Unfortunately, his playing time with the Redskins was cut short after their game against the Houston Texans in Week 11. Smith suffered a gruesome left leg injury that would take a long time to heal.