Quarterback Alex Smith left the Washington match against San Francisco on Sunday and was skeptical of returning due to an unknown problem with his right foot.
This was Smith’s leg that broke in two places in November 2018, set him aside for almost two calendar years and required 17 surgeries to repair.
Smith was 57 yards and 19-8, with a pass cut in the first half. He walked into the locker room at the last moment of the second quarter and gave way to Dwayne Haskins. Dwayne Haskins knelt down and ran out of half the time. Haskins was a quarterback in the second half of the year.
Smith returned to action earlier this season and won a fanfare.
In Detroit, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was knocked out of Green Bay in the fourth quarter due to a rib injury.
Stafford headed to the team’s locker room, returned to the field to throw a pass, and was again out of sight as the packers had the ball later in the game. Stafford was 244 yards and 34 24 with a touchdown.
Also on Sunday, Miami wide receivers Devante Parker and Jakim Grant were forced to lose the Dolphins to Kansas City Chiefs 33-27 in a confrontation between Patrick Mahomes and Tuatago Viroa. Tight-end Mike Geshitsuki was eliminated in the fourth quarter due to a shoulder injury.
The Chiefs tackle Mike Lemmers, who was left behind with a back injury in the second half.
Other Injury News:
-Cowboys cornerback Sivion Smith did not return to Cincinnati due to a hand injury in the fourth quarter.
-Bengal’s quarterback Brandon Allen did not return after injuring his right leg in the second half of the match. Ryan Finley replaced him on his last drive.
-Titans linebacker Tuzar Skipper was eliminated in the second half due to an elbow injury. Center Ben Jones staggered the field in the first half, but later returned to Jacksonville.
-Jaguar Safety Josh Jones left with a shoulder injury and was later excluded.
-Viking’s tight-end Kyle Rudolph has stopped working due to a leg injury and has played in a row of 93 regular season games that began in 2014. Linebacker Eric Kendricks (calf) missed two games in a row. Brian O’Neill (eyes) tackle left in the third quarter. Cornerback Kris Boyd (shoulder) headed to Tampa Bay in the second half.
-Cardinals defensive lineman Gordon Phillips left early in the game due to a hamstring injury. Left guard Justin Pooh (calf) and right tackle Kelvin Beachum (back) were also injured against the Giants.
-Broncos reserve cornerback Duke Dawson was carted from the field in the first quarter after suffering a non-contact injury to his left knee and did not return to Carolina.
-Texans Safety Justin Reed hurt his hand in the first half and Defensive Harness Brandon Dan (waist) was injured in the fourth quarter.
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