Washington QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Placed On Injured Reserve

The Washington Football Team has placed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on the injured reserve following a hip injury suffered from Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers. An MRI revealed that Fitzpatrick has a hip subluxation. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, it is still unknown if the injury will keep him out for the remainder of the season. Fitzpatrick only had six attempts and three completions for 13 yards before he was hit by Chargers rusher Uchenna Nwosu.

When Fitzpatrick left the game, backup QB Taylor Heinicke entered the contest. He came into the game and put some life back into Washington. He went 11-for-15 on 122 yards passing, ran for 17 yards and threw one touchdown. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, and later confirmed by WFT head coach Ron Rivera, he will also get the Week 2 start on Thursday Night Football against the New York Giants

Unfortunately, Washington wasn't able to secure the victory and fell to the Chargers 20-16. The good news is that the Giants looked terrible against the Denver Broncos so if Heinicke can pick up where he left off, they have a great shot at getting their first win of the season on Thursday. As for Fitzpatrick, the injury is similar to a dislocated hip but the timetable for return can vary. It will either keep him out for a couple of weeks or the rest of the season. 

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