UPDATE: Redskins fans got alarmed Sunday when quarterback Colt McCoy showed up at an Indy car race on crutches.
McCoy broke his leg in December on the Monday night stage against the Eagles, but was seen a few weeks later walking around the locker room without a limp.
Thus, the crutches seemed alarming.
Later Sunday, news emerged that McCoy had another surgical procedure on his leg, but is expected to be ready when the 'Skins offseason workouts begin.
Colt McCoy broke his leg in December, and a few weeks later was seen in the Redskins locker room moving around without crutches.
In fact, shortly after his injury, Washington head coach Jay Gruden said that McCoy might have played had the Redskins made the playoffs.
So it comes at a peculiar moment when McCoy was shown on Sunday moving around with the help of a pair of crutches.
With Alex Smith expected to miss at least the 2019 season after suffering his own broken leg last fall, some expected McCoy to get a chance at the Redskins top QB spot this fall.
Then, the team moved to get Case Keenum from Denver in February, which clouded McCoy’s chances. Washington’s top brass explained Keenum and McCoy would battle it out for the QB1 position.
Now, however, naturally the question comes if the ‘Skins had to acquire Keenum because there was a setback with McCoy’s recovery or another injury popped up.
Right now, there’s no answer.
Soon there will be.
Jay Gruden will talk with the media on Tuesday morning during the NFL League Meetings in Phoenix. While there are plenty of topics to discuss with the Redskins head coach, now McCoy will be high on the list.
For fans worried by McCoy’s crutches, keep in mind many NFL players get procedures done in the offseason to clean up old injuries or scar tissue.
It’s March and the Redskins won’t play a game until September. That’s plenty of time.
Depending on the severity of McCoy’s situation, there could be questions about his availability for offseason workouts or training sessions.
Another quarterback seems likely to join the Redskins this offseason regardless of McCoy’s availability.
The team must add a passer on an affordable rookie deal, as neither Keenum or McCoy is under contract beyond this year. Alex Smith is, but it’s not even close to a given he can return by 2020, despite carrying more than $20 million in salary next year.
Stay tuned. NBC Sports Washington will be on the ground in Phoenix and working to clarify the McCoy situation.
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