| USA TODAY
Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen was carted off the playing surface of FedEx Field following a play in which New York Giants safety Julius Peppers wound up on the ground and whipped his right leg into Allen’s left ankle.
The injury occurred with 1:08 left in the second quarter and the Giants leading 10-0. Peppers was flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty.
Allen was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Backup Alex Smith, who suffered his own gruesome leg injury at FedEx Field in November 2018, replaced Allen at quarterback. It was Smith’s second appearance of the season, as he completed nine of 17 passes for 37 yards against the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 11. He completed both of his first two attempts for a total of six yards and Washington settled for a Dustin Hopkins 48-yard field goal to make it 10-3.
Dwayne Haskins began the season as Washington’s starting quarterback. Coach Ron Rivera pulled the plug on last year’s first round pick after the team’s 1-3 start, promoting the undrafted Allen, who started 12 games for Rivera with the Carolina Panthers in 2019 and one game the year before that.
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