Washington Football Team’s Ryan Fitzpatrick Sidelined for Extended Period with Hip Injury Fears

Published 09/13/2021, 1:55 PM EDT


Ron Rivera’s Washington Football Team endured an eventful outing in the NFL last season. All their legal troubles aside, WFT still managed to qualify for the playoffs. They suffered a narrow loss to eventual Super Bowl winners, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the Wild Card playoffs. 

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Dec 26, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

After the departure of former first-round pick Dwayne Haskins, coach Rivera opted to sign NFL journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick on a short-term deal in 2021. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins quarterback was brought in to serve as QB1 in the American capital.

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However, after his latest injury in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Fitzpatrick is set for an unfortunate sabbatical.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick faces an extended spell on the sidelines with hip injury

The atmosphere was buzzing at the FedEx Field on the weekend for the home team’s first game of the 2021 NFL season. However, with nine minutes left on the clock in the 2nd quarter, grim silence descended upon the field.

38-year old Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was at the receiving end of a nasty tackle from Chargers edge rusher Uchenna Nwosu. He lay motionless on the ground before trying to get on his feet. However, he failed to do so upon which he received medical attention from WFT’s health official.

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Fitzpatrick could not continue and limped off the field in disappointment. Labeled as the ‘quarantine quarterback’, Ryan was supposed to lead a young Washington team in 2021. However, his latest injury will most likely sideline him for a couple of months.

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Youngster Taylor Heinicke is expected to be the team’s starter going forward with Kyle Allen acting as backup QB. However, latest rumors indicate that Washington might make a move for free agent Cam Newton. The former 2015 NFL MVP previously played under coach Rivera in Carolina.

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