PHILADELPHIA — Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy fractured the decrease half of his proper fibula in Monday evening’s 28-13 loss to the Eagles, leading to Mark Sanchez taking up in solely his second recreation with the franchise.
McCoy will miss the remainder of the season, Redskins coach Jay Gruden stated.
“I have not talked to the coach,” Gruden stated. “However from what I perceive, Colt has a fractured fibula, and we’ll get it checked out tomorrow.”
McCoy was injured on a scramble on the ultimate play of the primary quarter. His leg whipped over as he was being tackled and hit Eagles security Malcolm Jenkins. McCoy completed the ultimate two performs of the collection, and with the protection on the sector, he walked round on the sideline and was then escorted to the locker room.
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“We’ve to get a plan prepared for Mark transferring ahead,” Gruden stated. “He hasn’t had many days right here, so it has been fairly tough. Nevertheless it’s our job to get him prepared, discover a bundle of performs that he is comfy with and may deal with. We gotta play nice soccer round him, which we did not do tonight. We gotta play nice protection, we gotta play nice particular groups. After which our working recreation and our offense has to step up round him, make it simpler for him.”
McCoy’s damage left Sanchez as Washington’s solely quarterback. The Redskins signed Sanchez after starter Alex Smith broke his leg in Week 11 and was misplaced for the season. Sanchez had not performed in a recreation because the Dallas Cowboys’ 2016 season finale, through which he accomplished 9 of 17 passes for 85 yards and two interceptions in a 27-13 loss to the Eagles.
The Redskins signed Sanchez partially as a result of Kevin O’Connell, Washington’s passing recreation coordinator/quarterbacks coach, and offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh each have been with him in New York; O’Connell, a former quarterback, performed for the Jets with Sanchez. Redskins offensive line coach Invoice Callahan additionally was on that Jets workers.
The Redskins felt their familiarity with Sanchez would ease his transition. Additionally they favored that he’s Four-2 in playoff video games, giving him expertise in tense conditions.
“It was a tall activity,” Sanchez stated of Monday evening. “Little doubt. However there isn’t any excuses to make. You simply do your perfect. I am grateful for the chance. I used to be praying for a chance. And I thank God for the chance. You simply by no means need it below these circumstances.
“So with respect to Alex and Colt, I’ve to do my perfect to play effectively and assist rally this group and determine a manner to win,” Sanchez added. “That is the last word type of respect for these guys as a result of your coronary heart undoubtedly breaks for them. They’re nice opponents and nice individuals. So that you by no means need it below these circumstances, like I stated, however you exit and also you do your perfect.”
Gruden instructed reporters Washington additionally misplaced guard Jonathan Cooper for the season with what the group thought was a torn biceps tendon.