After being carted off the field in Sunday's game against the New York Giants, Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and will not play in the season finale against the Dallas Cowboys.
Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan told reporters Haskins' rookie season was over after Ian Rapoport of NFL Network first reported the diagnosis of the injury. Rapoport added Haskins wanted to play against the Cowboys.
The rookie was injured on a sack in the third quarter of Sunday's game after one of the best halves of his young career. The quarterback went 12-of-15 for 133 yards and two touchdowns before leaving with the injury.
Case Keenum took over and led a come-from-behind effort to send the game into overtime, but the Redskins suffered a 41-35 loss. The veteran would presumably start Week 17 if Haskins is unavailable.
While all the extra reps for Haskins could be beneficial for the player's development, the squad is staying cautious in protecting the quarterback of the future.
The 2019 No. 15 overall pick saw limited action in the first half of the year but has performed better since getting the starting job in Week 9. In seven games, Haskins has seven touchdowns and three interceptions to produce an 85.5 quarterback rating.
The 3-12 Redskins have also been more competitive over the past five weeks with two wins and three close losses.
A Week 17 win could ensure the rival Cowboys miss the playoffs, but the organization's future is arguably more important.