Kyle Allen's season appears to be over.
The Washington Football Team quarterback suffered a dislocated ankle and small fracture against the Giants on Sunday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per sources informed of the situation. With teammates surrounding him, Allen had his leg stabilized and was carted off the field late in the first quarter. He was soon ruled out of what would be a 23-20 defeat for Washington.
The initial diagnosis was relatively encouraging for Allen after he looked to have possibly sustained an even more serious injury while being tackled by Giants safety Jabrill Peppers, who was penalized on the play for a leg whip.
Alex Smith entered the game amid a 10-0 deficit, making his second appearance since returning from a serious leg injury himself. He previously relieved an injured Allen in Week 5, playing the entire second half of a loss to the Rams. The former Pro Bowler completed 24 of 32 passes for 325 yards and a touchdown against New York, but was intercepted three times, including on WFT's final two possessions while trailing by three to thwart his team's comeback attempt.
Washington coach Ron Rivera said afterward that Smith will be the starter going forward.
Second-year QB Dwayne Haskins has been inactive since being benched four games into the season.