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.
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.