J.J. Watt, Patrick Mahomes, More NFL Players React to Alex Smith's Leg Injury

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistNovember 18, 2018

Houston Texans strong safety Kareem Jackson (25) reaches for Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) as he leaves the field after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
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Alex Smith's season is likely over after the Washington Redskins quarterback suffered a gruesome leg injury in Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans.

According to ESPN.com's John Keim, Washington head coach Jay Gruden confirmed Smith broke his tibia and fibula.

Patrick Mahomes was Smith's understudy during his rookie season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017. Mahomes showed his support for his former teammate on Twitter.

Patrick Mahomes II @PatrickMahomes5

Prayers for my guy man! You will bounce back!

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson were among Smith's NFL colleagues to tweet out toward the three-time Pro Bowler.

JJ Watt @JJWatt

Thoughts are with Alex. Absolutely gutted about it. Never want to see that for anyone ever. Wishing you all the best brother.

Russell Wilson @DangeRussWilson

Prayers up for you Alex. πŸ™πŸΎ

Jeremy Maclin @jmac___19

Man praying for smitty! πŸ™πŸΏ

Smith's injury leaves Washington down to one active quarterback. Colt McCoy wentΒ 6-of-12 for 54 yards and a touchdown in place of Smith on Sunday.

Keim posited the team could look into signing Sam Bradford after showing some interest in Bradford before trading for Smith in the offseason.

Washington has a short week ahead of its Week 12 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, though. The two teams play in the second of the NFL's three Thanksgiving Day games.