Smith Injures Leg Exactly 33 Years After Theismann

Exactly 33 years to the day after former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann's career-ending injury, Alex Smith's leg broke during Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.

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Giant's Lawrence Taylor (56) leaps for Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann in the second quarter in this photo taken on Nov. 18, 1985. Theismann was taken to a local hospital with a compound fracture to his right leg that he received on the play.
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Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins is sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland.
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Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins is sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland.
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Curtis Jordan wept over Joe Theismann, after a sack by Lawrence Taylor resulted in his broken leg.
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Athletic trainers and a Redskins player surround Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann on the field at RFK Stadium after Theismann broke his leg.
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Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins lays on the field after being sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland.
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Joe Theismann was helped by teammate Mark May #73 and others after being injured when sacked by linebacker Lawrence Taylor #56 of the New York Giants during a Monday Night Football game at RFK Stadium on November 18, 1985 in D.C. Talking with Taylor is defensive lineman Leonard Marshall.
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Joe Theismann was taken off of the field after he suffered a comminuted compound fracture of his right leg. Theismann played for the Redskins from 1974-85.
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Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins is helped off the field after being sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland.
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Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins reacts as he is carted off the field after an injury in the third quarter against the Houston Texans at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland.
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