Alex Smith questioned to return to Washington, Dwayne Haskins replaces second week of 14


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The Washington football team was forced to make another change under the center. Alex Smith was injured in the right leg in the first half of the match against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14 in Washington, and even left the locker room early before the end of the second quarter. This is particularly worrying because Smith’s right leg is the same one he was seriously injured a few years ago that almost cost him his career.

Fox’s radiation crew reported that Smith’s injury was specifically a calf injury, and the training staff continues to work to try to relax that right leg. After Smith lags behind, second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins enters. Haskins started the first four games of the 2020 season and completed 61 percent of his passes to 939 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. They then tapped for Kyle Allen, who broke his ankle against the New York Giants in Week 9, which opened the door to Smith’s return.

Smith struggled on Sunday before injuring his leg as he scored 8 of 19 passes for 57 yards and an interception in the first half. During the first drive of Washington’s third quarter, they saw him step on the sidelines and try to relax.