New York Giants offensive lineman Nick Gates suffered a lower left leg fracture on the team's second offensive drive of the game with 5:57 left in the first quarter. 

Gates was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital after the game where he'll as due to have surgery to repair his broken leg in the morning. 

Gates, who was starting at left guard after being moved from center in an offensive line shakeup, was injured on an incomplete short pass intended for Saquon Barkley when he got tangled up with Washington defensive lineman Jonathan Allen. 


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Almost immediately, Gates was on the ground, grasping his leg in pain as his teammates waved for the medical team to come to the field.

Gates, elected a team captain this year, was placed onto a stretcher, his left leg stabilized in an air cast as his teammates gathered around him. As he was being carted off, he sat up and waved to his teammates while putting a brave smile on his face.

Gates was replaced in the lineup by Ben Bredeson.  

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