It’s been a long road for Alex Smith to get himself back to being 100%.
The Washington Redskins quarterback took a big step on Monday when his wife, Elizabeth, took to Instagram and announced that shed the external fixator that had been keeping his leg in place following the devastating fracture suffered last season.
“The last 8 months have been nothing short of crazy,” she wrote. “Although it’s not over, today is a big milestone. We are shedding the weight Alex has been carrying (literally and figuratively). It’s one step closer to the goal. The resilience, determination and mental fortitude of this man is unmatched.”
Getting the fixator off is far from the last step in Smith’s goal of being ready to play again, but it is a huge stride in his recovery.
He is still not expected to hit the field in 2019.