UPDATE: Ryan Fitzpatrick has now been ruled OUT for the remainder of the game with a right hip injury.
The first half between the Washington Football Team and Los Angeles Chargers team has been fairly uneventful. Just 16 points have been scored, and both offenses have left a lot to be desired after crossing midfield.
The Football Team scored six unanswered points after falling behind 7-0, and it looked as though they were just starting to find their footing.
Just as the momentum was starting to turn, however, Ryan Fitzpatrick took a thunderous hit and stayed down on the turf.
Washington’s quarterback was able to walk off the field under his own power, but he headed straight for the locker room with an apparent hip injury.
Here’s a video of the play where Fitzpatrick got banged up.
Football Team QB Ryan Fitzpatrick left Sunday’s game with an apparent hip injury.
Taylor Heinicke is now in at quarterback for the Football Team.
Fitzpatrick is questionable to return, but right now it looks like Heinicke will preside over the offense for the rest of the first half.
Fitz is as tough as they come, so the fact he was forced from the game tells you get got dinged up pretty bad.
We’ll have updates on Fitzpatrick as they’re made available, but it’s plays like this that make having a competent backup quarterback so important.
Fitzpatrick was 3-of-6 for 12 yards before departing.