Of course Alex Smith’s injury was extremely significant and gruesome, but nobody exactly knew the extent of how bad it was for the Redskins quarterback while he battled for his life to the tune of 17 surgeries and nearly losing his leg.
ESPN released an E:60 which documented Smith’s journey from taking a snap in an NFL game, to being rushed into emergency surgery, to nearly having his leg amputated to save his life, showing the public just how traumatic his situation really was.
On Thursday, his wife, Elizabeth, reminded everyone of her husband’s aspirations of resuming his career by posting this awesome workout video on Smith’s 36th birthday.
In Elizabeth’s Instagram caption, she wrote:
Happy Happy Birthday to this handsome, hard working man❤️
The last week we’ve been overwhelmed with love,support and sweet messages. We cannot thank you enough. #project11 was a look into what the last 18 months have been (mostly Alex refusing to give up). I am in awe of his perseverance everyday. He just keeps getting stronger and refuses to give up… Forever grateful💋
Rooting for you, Alex!