It has been just one bad week after another for the Washington Redskins – though more specifically, for injured QB Alex Smith. Since suffering a broken leg against the Houston Texas last month, Smith has been in and out of surgeries that are jeopardizing his NFL career. Now, we may have a clearer idea of why things have gotten so complicated.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, doctors have been attempting to remove tissue in Smith’s leg to clear out an infection.
If Smith’s leg is not healing it could seriously delay his timetable for an NFL comeback – assuming he makes a full recovery of course.
Rapoport noted that Smith remains optimistic about his chances of playing again.
More on #Redskins QB Alex Smith: He’s had several procedures, sources say, and @MikeGarafolo adds they are removing tissue to clear the infection. Smith still approaches this with optimism about playing. Note: His hospital room was next to Colt McCoy’s during McCoy’s 1-night stay
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 6, 2018
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.
Smith was 6-4 as a starter when he went down with his injury.
In 10 starts, Smith had 2,180 passing yards for 10 TDs and five INTs.