Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins suffered what appeared to be an ankle injury after being sacked by New York Giants edge rusher Markus Golden in the third quarter of their contest on Sunday.
Haskins, who was in the midst of one of the best games of his rookie season, was helped off the field and then carted to the locker room.
Here is video of the play where Haskins was brought down and injured:
The rookie out of Ohio State completed 12-of-14 passes in the first half for 133 yards and two touchdowns.
Haskins did return from the locker room to the sideline but was downgraded to doubtful and never returned to the game.
Veteran QB Case Keenum came in for the injured Haskins and rallied the Redskins from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime. The Giants would put the ball in the end zone on their first possession of OT to win 41-35.
The positive sign for Haskins was that he was walking under his own power and without the aid of crutches or a boot when he returned to the sideline from the locker room, although he was sporting a bit of a limp. Haskins told the media after the game that he wanted to go back into the game but ownership would not allow him to.
Haskins said that he received an X-ray on the ankle and nothing was wrong with it and that he’d get an MRI tomorrow.
Even though Haskins is chomping at the bit to get back on the field, it would not be surprising to see the Redskins sit their rookie signal-caller for next week’s final game.
Daniel Jones’ Career Day Propels Giants to Overtime Win
Prior to Haskins being forced from the game with the injury, both he and his fellow 2019 first-round draft pick, Daniel Jones, put on quite the show.
Haskins, who was taken with the 15th pick by the Redskins in this year’s NFL draft, and Jones, who the Giants selected at No. 6 overall, both had perfect passer ratings in the opening quarter on Sunday.
Jones, who was returning from missing two games due to a right high ankle sprain, posted a career day against the Redskins. The 22-year-old QB out of Duke threw for 352 yards and five touchdowns, including the 3-yard game-winner to Kaden Smith in overtime.
With the loss and wins by the Giants and Dolphins, the Redskins are now in sole possession of the No. 2 pick in the 2020 draft heading into the final week of the season.