Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith is still on the road to recovery after he suffered a gruesome leg injury against the Houston Texans in 2018 that has caused him to have multiple surgeries and a scary infection in the months following.
As fans, we saw his leg twisted in a terrible way out on the field, but we really had no clue how bad the injury was until today.
On Monday, a photo emerged of his leg just days after surgery and it was quite gruesome.
The Washington Times later reported that Smith underwent 17 surgeries.
“I had a pretty serious infection … they had a lot of complications with it,” Smith said.
Smith shared that he is “very much lucky to be alive.”
Smith has never wavered in his desire to return to the field.
“There’s enough there that I can go out there and play,” said Smith. “Knowing that, yeah, failure is a possibility … I need to prove that I can come back and play quarterback in the NFL, and if I can do that, that would be great and it’ll get figured out.”
The full interview:
A documentary on Washington Redskins and former Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Alex Smith will debut at 7:30 p.m. Friday on ESPN.