Joe Theismann’s Brutal Compound Fracture on MNF

If you were watching the Redskins play the Giants on “Monday Night Football” in November of 1985 then you remember the play. Star quarterback Joe Theismann receives a flea-flicker toss and looks downfield. The Giants’ fearsome pass rush causes him to step up in the pocket before a flying Lawrence Taylor brings him down, snapping his leg in two places. It remains one of the most notorious sports injuries in American history.

The Oral History of Joe Theismann’s Broken Leg

Washingtonian.com, 9.29.15