The Washington Football Team has placed starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on injured reserve after he suffered a hip injury in the team’s week one matchup against the Chargers. Washington did not indicate how long he would be on injured reserve, but him returning this season is believed to be in jeopardy. The expectation is 6-8 weeks. An MRI on Fitzpatrick’s right hip revealed he suffered a subluxation, but will see more doctors to determine the severity of the injury. Per NFL rule, he will have to spend at least three weeks on the injured reserve list.
— NFL (@NFL) September 13, 2021
Timeline update: WFT QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is being placed on injured reserve today, is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with the hip injury he suffered Sunday, per source.
Taylor Heinicke time.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 13, 2021
This is a blow to Fitzpatrick who could be in his final NFL season. For now, the plan is to start quarterback Taylor Heinicke with Kyle Allen serving as the backup. Heinicke came in for Ryan Fitzpatrick when he went down and started for the team last year in the NFL Playoffs. There have already been rumors and speculation linking Head Coach Ron Rivera to his former starting quarterback Cam Newton.
There is nothing confirmed yet, and it may not happen at all. The assumption, for now, is the Football Team will roll with the players they have on their roster. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Ryan Fitzpatrick a quick recovery and return to the field.