Washington Redskins fans had a very scary moment during Thursday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Left tackle Trent Williams was taken to the hospital for observation after taking a brutal shot to the chest during the game.
The Washington Redskins are already in bad shape on their offensive line.
Last week, two of their guards went down.
In addition, the team’s starting quarterback, Alex Smith, broke his leg last week during the game against the Houston Texans.
In an eerie coincidence, the break happened 33 years to the day after former Redskins player Joe Theismann had his leg broken during a game against the New York Giants.
When the injury happened to Williams, fans collectively held their breath as they waited for the news.
Williams actually ended up coming back into the game, but he was seen getting into an ambulance after the game to go to the hospital.
Bad News All Around
The news about Williams was not the only bad news for Redskins fans.
While the team did hang tough for most of the game, the Cowboys eventually pulled away and handed the ‘Skins another loss.
This was the Cowboys’ third straight win in what most believed would be the most difficult part of their schedule.
The Cowboys will next host the New Orleans Saints next Thursday night.
With that loss to the Cowboys, the Redskins slipped to second place in the division.
And the schedule for Washington does not get any easier.
Next week, they will play against the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, following by games against the Giants, Jaguars, and Titans. They then finish up the season hosting the Eagles in their second matchup of the season with that team.
With Colt McCoy now at the helm of the team, the Redskins are hoping the Cowboys stumble down the stretch, and that they can somehow save the season that looked so promising prior to Smith going down.