Washington suffered a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula when an Oakland Raiders defender rolled up on his leg after a 6-yard run in the first quarter of the Jets‘ 38-0 win Sunday.
He underwent a two-hour operation at Berkeley’s Alta Bates Hospital shortly after the injury, and a rod was inserted into the tibia to stabilize the fracture. The team said doctors expect the fibula to heal on its own.
Washington will remain in California for a few days, and could return home as soon as Wednesday. The team said it expects Washington to make a full recovery.