Hip subluxation: Washington must without it "Fitzmagic" get along

The Washington Football Team imagined the NFL start very differently: In addition to a narrow 16:20 defeat against the Los Angeles Chargers, the US capitals also lost their quarterback.

Missing for a long time: NFL cult figure Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick is something like the wandering bird of the NFL – and at the same time an absolute cult figure. The now 38-year-old quarterback has been playing for the Washington Football Team this season, which is also his ninth stop in American football.

However, this stage of the career is by no means crowned with success, although only one game has been played – and that is not due to the sporty performance of the bearded beard. Because there wasn’t much of that on Sunday (only three out of six passes for 13 yards attached). Rather, the oldie injured himself early in the duel with the LA Chargers – and even more seriously.

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As it became known on Monday, Fitzpatrick suffered a hip subluxation, was therefore packed directly on “Injured Reserve” and is therefore out for a long time. A complete end of the season has not yet been communicated.

Can Heinicke seize the opportunity?

His substitute Taylor Heinicke, who had already shown his skills in the most recent play-offs, could not get the iron out of the fire afterwards – despite a decent 122 yards and a touchdown pass (no interception). At 16:20, the US capitals had to admit defeat to the Bolts.

It is also clear: The 28-year-old Heinicke, who in his four NFL years has only played nine games for Houston (1), Carolina (6) and Washington (2) as well as the one play-off that was celebrated by the fans. Use (just under 11:31 p.m. in the Wild Card Round against the eventual Super Bowl winner Tampa Bay) will open the next night from Thursday to Friday (2.20 p.m. CEST) Week 2 with the home game against the New York Giants. He is supported by Kyle Allen (25 years old, 19 regular season games for Carolina and Washington).

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