Alex Smith Battling Infection From Surgery on Broken Tibia, Fibula

Rex Christensen
December 7, 2018

A few weeks ago, Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered one of the most gruesome leg injuries we've seen in the National Football League, snapping both his tibia and fibula after being sacked by JJ Watt of the Houston Texans.

Redskins blog Burgundy Blog first reported that Smith was still in the hospital after undergoing surgery on November 20.

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith's comeback trail is reportedly slowing because of an infection in his leg.

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Smith has apparently been battling infection after surgery to fix his broken leg, an infection that's required several surgeries, leading to complications that have been described as "devastating".'s Ian Rapoport added: "It's premature to say what this means for his playing future". "Although this is a serious injury, Alex and his family remain strong. But it is being handled with care and dealt with seriously by doctors".

On Thanksgiving, Fox's Jay Glazer reported Smith would miss 8-10 months and not be ready for the start of the season. "We would ask that everyone please honor the Smith family's request for privacy at this time".

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