On This Date 11/18/1985
The career of Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann comes to a sudden end when he suffers a gruesome leg injury in a Monday Night game against the New York Giants. The play comes on a flea-flicker in the second quarter that does not fool anyone. Theismann’s leg gets caught under himself as he is sacked by Lawrence Taylor, leading to a compound fracture. Despite the loss of Joe Theismann, the Redskins win the game 23-21.