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Texans DE J.J. Watt ‘gutted’ over Alex Smith’s season-ending injury

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The Houston Texans and Washington Redskins headed into Sunday’s head-to-head matchup as leaders in their respective divisions and two teams looking to make a statement. Although Houston came out on top in this showdown between first-place teams, superstar J.J. Watt reflected on the gruesome injury Alex Smith suffered which has ended his season.

Watt was involved in the play which resulted in Smith’s injury and he took to Twitter after the game to share his thoughts about what transpired on the field today.

Before the actual diagnosis of what had happened to Smith came out, everyone knew the season was over for the veteran quarterback. Every year in the NFL there’s a cringe-worthy moment or two which shocks everyone and today’s injury to Smith was one of those moments as it was eerily similar to Redskins legend Joe Theismann’s injury which ended his career back 33 years ago to the day.

Theismann even took to Twitter after seeing the injury happened and said it was identical to the one he suffered more than three decades ago.

Ultimately, it was determined that Smith broke two bones in his right leg. As a result, the 34-year-old will miss the rest of the season putting any hopes of Washington making a run in the playoffs in doubt. Colt McCoy took over for the injured Smith and will likely take over as the starter for the rest of the 2018 campaign.

With McCoy being the only other quarterback on the roster, the Redskins will have to bring in another player at the position for the remainder of the season. As for the Texans, Houston improves to 7-3 on the season while pushing their win streak to seven games.