Week 9 commenced thrillingly with teams clinching their wins at a thin margin, proving the stakes are high to predict the 2020 NFL winner.
Last week a lot happened in league with multiple teams recording positive tests for the coronavirus and taking precaution measures to curb the spread of the virus by initiating the COVID-19 protocols whereas contacting tracing commenced to determine those at high-risk.
Moreover, those who were found as high-risk were mandatory requested to quarantine. In contrast, the teams shut down their facilities indefinitely to curb the spread of the virus among their organizations and went ahead to conduct their meetings outdoor while practicing remotely ahead to Week 9 games.
Washington Football Team suffered defeat in the hands of the New York Giants 23-20 loss in their Week 9 game on Sunday. However, their quarterback Kyle Allen succumbed to a dislocated left ankle and a small fracture during the first quarter in the game.
Allen injury was as a result of the New York Giants Safety Jabrill Peppers who landed on his left ankle following a tackle from Washington’s running back Antonio Gibson as he was rushing off the edge. Peppers actions awarded him with a 15-yard penalty on the play.
It was definite that he couldn’t continue with the play especially when he was loaded into the cart as he exited the field towards the locker room in agony and the team was swift to relay that Allen would be ruled out for the rest of the contest.
The New York Giants Safety Jabrill Peppers was quick in apologizing to Allen and felt awful towards his injury, stating that he never meant to hurt him and his prayers are with him.
Before succumbing to the injury, Allen had completed 5 of 7 passes for 62 yards and his replacement was backup quarterback Alex Smith completed 24 of 32 passes for 325 yards and one touchdown with three interceptions.
In Week 5, we saw Allen getting elevated to the number one starting quarterback for the Washington Football Team from then the number QB Haskins. And, it was supposed to be his 4th starting game of the season.
The Washington Football Team has ruled out Allen as their starting quarterback against their matchup with the Detroit Lions on Sunday in their Week 10 game.
While quarterback Alex Smith will be making his comeback on Sunday as the starting quarterback since overcoming a compound fracture on his right leg ankle back in 2018, with his backup will be no other than QB Dwayne Haskins Jr.
The 3-time Pro Bowler expressed deep sympathies to Allen following his dislocated left ankle as he knows too well how it feels to get injured. At the same time, his misfortune turned out to favor him more as he will be starting for Washington Football Team when they fly to Detroit in their Week 10 game against the Detroit Lions.
Remember to stay safe.
Rachel Lott is a Reporter for Chroniclex After graduating from Cuyahoga Community College, Rachel got an internship at USA Evening and worked as a Reporter and Producer. Rachel has also worked as a Reporter for WKYC TV and Fox News Channel. Rachel Covers International Developments.