Eight days after suffering a gruesome ankle injury, Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen has been placed on Injured Reserve.
Placing Allen on IR doesn't necessarily mean his season is over, but the severity of his injury will likely keep the third-year quarterback sidelined for the remainder of the year.
Allen suffered the injury in the first quarter against the New York Giants in Week 9, when safety Jabrill Peppers' leg whipped directly into Allen's lower body. Peppers was fined $11,031 for his actions.
The quarterback underwent surgery this past Friday in Green Bay.
With Allen sidelined, Washington has turned to veteran Alex Smith as its starting quarterback, with second-year pro Dwayne Haskins as the backup.
Washington originally acquired Allen this past offseason when they traded a fifth-round pick for him in March. After spending the first four weeks as Haskins' backup, Allen was promoted to the team's starting quarterback ahead of Week 5. In five games, Allen has totaled 610 passing yards with four touchdowns and one interception.