The hip injury that Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers is expected to keep him out for multiple weeks, Ian Rappaport of NFL Network reports. He will undergo an MRI later today to determine the severity.
Washington QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is believed to have suffered a hip subluxation and he’ll have an MRI tomorrow to determine if that’s the case and how much damage it caused, sources say. The hope is nothing was broken. A serious injury, but they’ll learn how serious tomorrow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2021
Six minutes into the second quarter, Fitzpatrick took a hard hit from linebacker Uchenna Nwosu and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. He was replaced by Taylor Heinicke, who completed the game with 122 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions on 11-for-15 passing. Washington lost the game 20-16 and finished with 259 yards of offense.
Washington signed Kyle Shurmur to their practice squad Monday, but Heinicke will start against the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football this week barring the signing of another quarterback. Heinicke has started only two games in his four-year career, including Washington’s playoff matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year. He exceeded expectations in that game by passing for 306 yards with one touchdown and one interception, nearly pulling off an upset win. Still, he is the backup and not the player Washington wants behind center.