Redskins’ quarterback Colt McCoy expected to participate in minicamp
Colt McCoy’s recovery from a fractured fibula appears to be going well. The Redskins quarterback is back for organized team activities, and he is expected to participate to some extent by minicamp and be fully ready by training camp, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
McCoy broke his right fibula on Dec. 3 in a 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending his season in only his second start. He was the second Redskins starting quarterback to suffer the same injury after Alex Smith broke his fibula and tibia in Week 11 and now faces quaestions about if he will be able to play again.
Prior to playing last season, McCoy attempted just 11 passes between the start of 2015 and Week 10 of the past year, playing behind Kirk Cousins and Smith. He was in his fifth year under coach Jay Gruden’s system, though, and the staff believed he could lead an effective offense because of that.
Injuries have been aplenty in McCoy’s career. He started four games in 2014 for Washington, but an injured neck sidelined him for the final two games. He missed the final three games of 2011 with Cleveland after suffering a concussion.
It’s part of the reason the Redskins drafted Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the first round of this year’s draft. The team hopes Haskins will eventually become the starting quarterback, but for now the rookie is tasked with competing with McCoy and veteran Case Keenum.
Stability at the position is key, as the Redskins have started 27 different quarterbacks in the 27 seasons since their last Super Bowl win.