Washington quarterback Kyle Allen is expected to undergo surgery on his dislocated ankle in the coming weeks, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported. The extent of the injury and surgery could result in Allen potentially missing the rest of the 2020 season, according to Fowler.
Washington QB Kyle Allen is expected to undergo surgery in the coming weeks on his dislocated ankle and small fracture, according to sources, jeopardizing his season and paving the way for Alex Smith to potentially start the remainder of the way, according to sources.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) November 9, 2020
Fowler noted that Allen's recovery time has not yet been established, and head coach Ron Rivera echoed that statement on Monday. Rivera explained that Allen was still in discussion with team doctors about the next steps and that labeling Allen as done for the season was "premature" at this time as they wait for further analysis.
With Allen sidelined, Washington will roll with Alex Smith as the starter in Week 10 with Dwayne Haskins serving as the No. 2 passer. Smith, who suffered his own serious leg injury back in 2018, replaced Allen on Sunday throwing for 325 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.