A dreadful leg injury sent midfielder Alex Smith off the field and a terrible leg injury brought him back.
Washington’s Kyle Allen dislocated his ankle on Sunday when the Giants’ safety Jabrill Peppers was breached, blocked off as he plunged back into the runway, lost his balance and whipped his leg in the knee of Allen, causing the midfielder’s legs and ankles to abnormally twist Position.
“We all have a pact in this tournament,” says Peppers. “Boys are from different backgrounds, boys have worked hard to get here, so you never want to see a guy go down like that. I prayed for him. I apologized to him. I certainly have no intention of letting that happen. I̵7;m trying to play my best and create a style for my team. I want him to recover quickly. “
Peppers were fined for a violent foul on a passerby, but Washington coach Ron Rivera did not look upset.
“I don’t think it’s a dirty game,” Rivera said after the 23-20 defeat.
Smith replaced Allen at the end of the first quarter and completed 24 of the 32 325-yard passes and his first touch pass in 721 days. This is Smith’s second action game since November 18, 2018, when he broke his leg, ended up having 17 surgery and almost amputation after the infection spread, as recorded in the documentary “Project 11” by ESPN.
“A lot of emotion was going on for me right then and there in the sense that I knew Kyle was falling apart and I knew it was quite serious,” Smith said. “You grab your helmets and get ready to roll, and suddenly you see them bringing out the air and stroller – and I know the habit.”
Smith came off the bench once earlier this season to test his feet on contact and will be a starter for Washington in Allen’s absence next week as the man picked Dwayne Haskins in the round a year 2019 is still a contingency plan.
The 68-yard touchdown between Smith and Terry McLaurin – who was at Ohio State during the injury – was one of the NFL’s great moments of the day. Smith also threw three interceptions, including two of the last three minutes when a pitch goal would tie the match.
Smith said with a smile: “It always feels good to throw a ball touch down. “It’s been a long time.”
Smith may like the ball hitting the ground as a souvenir, but he “doesn’t know” where it was injured.
“I’m enjoying a lot every day,” says Smith. “I feel like I keep improving and I’m very grateful for that. Here’s another step. I really like Kyle… but I got my job done. I will follow this opportunity and make the most of it. “
Allen was the second midfielder to start off at NFC East to take on the Giants. Dallas Cowboys star Dak Prescott suffered a fracture at the end of the season when he was handled by Logan Ryan on October 11.
Allen is expected to undergo an MRI examination on Monday.
“Everything happened so fast,” said Peppers. “It’s a strange play.”