Ryan Fitzpatrick leaves WFT debut with right hip injury, will undergo MRI Monday


Any chance of some Fitzmagic happening in his debut with Washington Football Team disappeared rather quickly on Sunday.

Ryan Fitzpatrick left the Week 1 opener early in the second quarter with a right hip injury following a hit from Chargers edge rusher Uchenna Nwosu during an incomplete pass attempt.

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The 38-year-old journeyman quarterback was visibly in pain but was able to get up and walk back to the locker room with trainers on his own.

Following the game, a 20-16 loss to the Chargers, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Fitzpatrick suffered a hip subluxation - a partial separation - and will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine how much damage was caused. He added that it is a serious injury but will find out just how serious with the MRI.

Fitzpatrick was replaced by Taylor Heinicke, who was the team’s starting quarterback in a wild-card round playoff loss to the Bucs last year.

Heinicke finished the game completing 11-of-15 pass attempts for 122 yards and a touchdown in the losing effort.

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