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Alex Smith suffers calf strain in Week 14, but x-rays negative

Washington QB Alex Smith diagnosed with calf strain

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at State Farm Stadium. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Smith has a calf strain, but his x-rays were negative and the strain appears to be mild, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. His chances of playing next week against the Seahawks appear good.

Post-game update: Head coach Ron Rivera told the media Smith was dealing with tightness and muscle soreness in his right leg. X-rays did not show any problems, but the team wanted to be cautious with him and only had him available in case of emergency, per Kyle Stackpole. Rivera said, “We’ll see how Alex is as the week progresses, and we’ll prepare accordingly,” per Stackpole.

Fourth quarter update: The Football Team is on the field for their first drive since 4:45 left in the third quarter. Dwayne Haskins remains the starting quarterback, which indicates Alex Smith is not coming back for this game.

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith suffered a leg injury during Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers and is questionable to return. He appeared to trip over one of his linemen before the break and had to be replaced by Dwayne Haskins briefly before halftime. Washington personnel were seen stretching him on the sideline and the Football Team could be careful considering he nearly suffered a season-ending leg injury on the same leg in 2018-19.

He was seen getting his leg wrapped before heading to the locker room late in the second quarter.

Smith has tallied just 57 passing yards against San Francisco with one interception and Washington’s stagnant offense could struggle even more with Haskins under center.