The Washington Redskins could have reached their breaking point in their injury crisis.

Quarterback Alex Smith was sent off during the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Houston Texans after suffering an ankle injury.

Smith was plaster cast on his right leg after being fired by Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson and defensive end J.J. Watt. It was discarded for the rest of the game and replaced by reserve Colt McCoy.

The Redskins were already playing with an offensive line, reduced by the end-of-season injuries of starting guards Shawn Lauvao and Brandon Scherff. Wide receiver Paul Richardson was also placed on injured reserve.

Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann made a comparison between Smith's injury and his injury, which occurred 33 years ago until the day he broke his leg against the New York Giants.

Alex's leg is exactly like mine 33 years ago.

– Joe Theismann (@ Theismann7) November 18, 2018

Washington (6-3) entered the day with a two-game lead in the NFC East.

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