Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will be sidelined due to the hip injury he suffered against the Chargers on Sunday. Head coach Ron Rivera said Monday that Fitzpatrick will be placed on injured reserve; it is unclear if, and when, he would be able to return this season.Fitzpatrick suffered a hip subluxation and underwent an MRI on Monday morning to determine the full extent of the injury.
With Washington down 10–6, Fitzpatrick was hit by Chargers linebacker Uchenna Nwosu as he released a throw with just nine minutes left in the second quarter. The 17-year NFL veteran immediately grabbed his side before being helped by the training staff. Taylor Heinicke entered the game for Fitzpatrick, completing 11 of 15 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown. Washington would go on to lose, 20–16.
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