By now, you've surely either seen or actively avoided the horrific video of Alex Smith's Sunday.

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Alex Smith was carted off the field against the Texans after suffering a gruesome leg injury in the second half. Smith was sacked by Kareem Jackson and J.J. Watt, and the result was terrible, as Smith's leg got caught on the turf and bent extremely awkwardly. 


What makes this situation even stranger is the fact that Smith's injury occurred exactly 33 years after former Redskins QB Joe Theismann suffered one of the most gruesome injuries in NFL history. 

And yes, it gets weirder.


The final score ended...exactly the same.

Not stunningly, Smith was diagnosed with a compound fracture shortly after the game ended. His season is over.


​​Smith ​was traded to the Redskins this offseason after spending five seasons with the Chiefs. We're hoping the 34-year-old has a swift recovery after what was a truly devastating injury, displaying the myriad ways in which medicine has evolved since Theismann's career ended. 

Any way you slice it, these spooky coincidences portend a terrible end of the story.