Ryan Fitzpatrick Expected To Miss 6-8 WeeksSeptember 13, 2021 | 02:35 PM
Updating previous reports, Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip), who is going on Injured Reserve on Monday, is expected to miss six to eight weeks with the hip injury he suffered in the Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, according to a source. Fitzpatrick suffered a hip subluxation on Sunday when a Chargers defender fell hard on top of him during a tackle. Taylor Heinicke, who took over for Fitz in Week 1, will be the starter moving forward, with Kyle Allen serving as his backup. Heinicke was solid against the Chargers, going 11-for-15 for 122 yards passing and a touchdown, and he'll have QB2 appeal in leagues that start two QBs. If Heinicke plays well in the next six to eight weeks, there's no guarantee that the veteran Fitzpatrick will get the starting job back.