Alex Smith suffered one of the most gruesome injuries you’ll see in football if not all of sports on Nov. 18 of last year, and the number of surgeries backs that up.
Here’s the Alex Smith injury. Get well soon, Alex. pic.twitter.com/ReXlYU79f4
— Ian Wharton (@NFLFilmStudy) 18 de noviembre de 2018
After suffering compound fractures while being sacked by J.J. Watt during a game against the Texans last season, Smith has undergone a whopping 17 surgeries in effort to repair his right leg and battle the infections he suffered during recovery.
Smith has been spotted in multiple braces and contraptions since, the first of which is quite the site with rods and screws poking out in multiple places.
Smith was seen walking under his own power at FedEx Field prior to a game against the Bears this season.
Alex Smith walking (!) out onto the field with his wife pic.twitter.com/NISIBsoiZP
— Chris Lingebach (@ChrisLingebach) 23 de septiembre de 2019
The Redskins have gone 2-12 since the injury.