Redskins QB Alex Smith won’t be back this season, almost lost his legBy Amber Lee
Joe Theismann and Alex Smith have more in common than just being members of the Washington Redskins starting quarterback club. They both suffered two of the most gruesome leg injuries we’ve seen in the NFL.
Ex-#Redskins QB Joe Theismann to RapSheet + Friends on Alex Smith: “He came very, very close to losing his leg and fortunately, he still has it. … Alex, for sure, will not play this year” — so what’s next? … Plus, @MikeGarafolo & @TomPelissero are back: https://t.co/30b3FsbKLb
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 17, 2019
Theismann went on Rapsheet + Friends and divulged that Alex Smith “came very, very close to losing his leg.” He also said that Alex Smith “for sure” will not be able to play for Washington during the 2019 season.
Smith recently got his bulky external fixator removed from his right leg, eight months and several surgeries after suffering the initial injury.
The road back to full recovery is still a long one. Yet it’s pretty encouraging that Smith continues to make progress.
We wish him nothing but the best as he continues to make his comeback bid.