Season over for Washington Football Team’s Ryan Fitzpatrick

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Washington Football Team head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion (LEFT) helps quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Washington Football Team (RIGHT) off of the field after Fitzpatrick was injured against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half at FedExField on September 12, 2021 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick’s season is over, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport reports Fitzpatrick is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his hip.

After throwing only six passes in his Washington debut in Week One against the Chargers, Fitzpatrick suffered what was described as hip subluxation.

Initially, Fitzpatrick was expected to miss several weeks, but a more definitive timetable for a possible return was never offered.

Now he faces season-ending surgery.

In place of Fitzpatrick, Washington has rallied around Taylor Heinicke. Washington currently has a playoff position during the team’s current four-game winning streak. Heinicke has completed 77% of his passes with only two interceptions.

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Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson is Senior Sports Director and morning sports anchor. He first arrived at WTOP in 1989, left in 1992 and returned in 1995. He is a three-time winner of the A.I.R. award as best radio sportscaster in D.C. In 2008 he won the Edward R. Murrow award for best writing for sports commentaries.

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