Alex Smith was publicly seen for the first time this week since suffering a gruesome broken leg during a game in November. Despite the severity of the injury, the site of the mechanism on his leg is still a shock.
The Redskins quarterback crutched his way to a Washington Wizards game Monday night and did so with the complicated brace featuring multiple rods sticking into his leg.
WATCH: Alex Smith is at Wizards-Pistons, giving a glimpse at his injured right leg as he continues his recovery.
— NBC Sports Redskins (@NBCSRedskins) January 21, 2019
The external fixator was installed by surgeons to help stabilize Smith’s tibia and fibula which were both snapped during a Texans sack.
this is the contraption of alex smith’s leg
he just came to say hi to the wizards players with his son pic.twitter.com/ucctkajppi
— Matt Ellentuck (@mellentuck) January 21, 2019
Alex Smith made an appearance in the Wizards locker room. pic.twitter.com/eUDdHfgg5P
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) January 21, 2019
Smith suffered post-operation infections that forced doctors to re-operate on his leg, ultimately saving it. Though he still has both legs, it’s likely Smith will have to endure more surgeries to fully recover.