Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a gruesome ankle injury in the third quarter against the Houston Texans, and one former Redskins quarterback knows exactly how he feels.
Joe Theismann, who had a career-ending leg injury as a result from a hit by New York Giants legend Lawrence Taylor, immediately sent his condolences.
I feel so bad for him.— Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) November 18, 2018
Smith's injury comes on the EXACT same date, November 18, that Theismann suffered his brutal leg injury 33 years ago.
This Day In 1985: Lawrence Taylor sacks @Theismann7, gruesomely breaks his leg and ends his career. Theismann: “The pain was unbelievable. It snapped like a breadstick. It sounded like two muzzled gunshots off my left shoulder. Pow! Pow!” pic.twitter.com/NmcLNIWc5B— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 18, 2018
Alex’s leg is exactly like mine 33 yrs ago— Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) November 18, 2018
Theismann never played another snap in his career.
November 18 is unfortunately and coincidentally an unlucky day to be a Redskins quarterback, to say the least.
Smith was carted off, and it will be a while before he sees the field again.
Oh, and if this wasn't coincidental enough already, the Redskins fell to the Texans 23-21 on Sunday, the exact same score when the Redskins defeated the Giants in the game Theismann got hurt in. We can't make this stuff up.
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