Former Chiefs QB Alex Smith out for season with Redskins after injury

LANDOVER, Md. — Redskins quarterback and former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith’s season is over.

Coach Jay Gruden says Smith is done for the year because of a broken tibia and fibia in his right leg. Smith was hurt in the third quarter of Washington’s 23-21 loss to Houston.

Players from both teams walked off the sidelines to offer good wishes to Smith, who waved his right hand to fans as he was driven away.

Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, whose career ended with a broken leg during a game in 1985, tweeted: “I feel so bad for him.”

The Chiefs traded Smith to Washington in the offseason after getting a glimpse of Patrick Mahomes in Week 17 last year, when he dazzled in his starting debut against Denver.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report