Redskins’ Alex Smith Battling “Career-Threatening” Infections In Broken Leg

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith might by no means play soccer once more on account of an an infection attributable to issues from a number of surgical procedures on his damaged leg, in response to reviews.

Smith, 34, broke the tibia and fibula in his proper leg throughout a Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans on November 18 and has remained within the hospital since then.

Redskins gamers and coaches visited Smith within the hospital final week. 

“I will proceed to wish for him. We had the chance to see him final week. We all simply [assured] him we’re praying for you, man, and wishing the very best for him. That’s all we are able to do,” says Adrian Peterson, per ESPN.

Cornerback Josh Norman added, “I do know he is dealing with it and simply going via the method. … I reached out to him a pair occasions, go by and see him just a little bit. I do know it is tough proper now for us to get out that means. … He mentioned a pair issues to the crew; that is fairly cool. That was welcoming. He’s positively in good palms; praying for him, certainly one of our fallen brothers, we’re positively praying for him. We’re uplifting him each means we are able to and that is all you possibly can ask for.”

Smith’s backup, Colt McCoy, additionally suffered a damaged proper fibula throughout Monday evening’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, leaving the crew with Mark Sanchez as their starter. The crew additionally signed Josh Johnson earlier this week as Sanchez’s backup.

The 6-6 Redskins have misplaced three straight however they’re nonetheless simply one-game again of the Dallas Cowboys, who presently sit atop the NFC East at 7-5. Washington will host the New York Giants in Week 14 this Sunday.