Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
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Alex Smith dealing with infection in broken leg, still hospitalized

Alex Smith dealing with infection in broken leg, still hospitalized

According to National Football League insider Ian Rapoport, doctors have been attempting to remove tissue in Smith's leg to clear out an infection.

NFL Network, citing unidentified sources, said the 34-year-old is battling an infection relating to the surgery he had on his broken tibia and fibula following the team's 23-21 loss to the Texans in Week 11.

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith's road to recovery from a devastating leg injury appears to have gotten longer.

Alex Smith's National Football League career could be over. A team spokesman declined to say whether Smith was still in the hospital more than two weeks after surgery to fix a broken right tibia and fibula. "Although this is a serious injury, Alex and his family remain strong. We would ask that everyone please honour the Smith family's request for privacy at this time".


According to the Redskins-centric website, Burgundy Blog, Smith's complications could require him to have "partial reconstruction" of his leg.

Smith was 6-4 as a starter when he went down with his injury.

Additionally, Redskins backup QB Colt McCoy, who was injured in last week's game against the Philadelphia Eagles and sent to the hospital, was reportedly placed into a room next to Smith's during his one-night stay.

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