The Washington Football Team was excited to tout new starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2021, but his debut was cut short. In the second quarter, Fitzpatrick took a huge shot from Uchenna Nwosu and was slow to get up. Fitzpatrick walked slowly to the locker room with trainers, as Taylor Heinicke played the majority of Washington's 20-16 loss to the Chargers.
Fitzgerald will undergo an MRI on Monday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Fitzpatrick is believed to have suffered a hip subluxation. Washington is hoping the 17-year veteran did not suffer any breaks that would sideline him for an extended period of time.
Here's the hit that injured Fitzpatrick:
Fitzpatrick completed 3 of 6 passes for 13 yards before exiting the game. Heinicke went 11 of 15 for 122 yards that included an 8-yard touchdown pass to Logan Thomas that cut Washington's deficit to 16-13 less than four minutes into the second half. Washington wouldn't score again, however, as its final three drives ended with a missed field goal, a fumble and a punt.
Heinicke started during Washington's wild-card loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He completed 26 of 44 passes for 306 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Bucs, and also led Washington in rushing with 46 yards and a touchdown on six carries.
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