Alex Smith’s Leg Week After Injury Was Basically A Bone With Some Veins Attached To It

A deep dive into Alex Smith’s journey following his horrific leg injury that was suffered during a 2018 game was premiered Friday night on ESPN, and let’s just say, they showed just about everything.

After a severe blood infection threatened Smith’s life following the initial surgery, surgeons had to operate a whopping 16 more times to fight the bacteria and piece back together his leg.

Images shown on the feature show how doctors had to literally strip away almost all of the skin and muscle to rid the infection.