He triumphantly returned to the football field on Sunday.
With a heartwarming standing ovation, the wife and three children of Alex Smith cheered him on as he triumphantly returned to the football field on Sunday. After suffering a life-threatening leg injury in 2018, Alex Smith was back to quarterback The Washington Football Team!
Standing O from the Smith Fam 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/h6TTMSQRWu— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) October 11, 2020
Quarterback Kyle Allen was injured in the first half, so Smith was called in to play the remainder of the game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Smith first injured his right leg and broke his fibula and tibia during a Houston Texans game in November 2018. After going into surgery, his leg became infected and was at risk for a potential amputation. Smith underwent a total of 17 surgeries, one of which also included inserting a titanium rod into the leg.
During his recovery, an hour-long documentary called Project 11 followed his journey. Executive producer Andy Tennant said, “No NFL player has ever been through what Alex Smith has. He’s normally a very private person but he wanted to document his road to recovery as well and as detailed as possible, with the hope that future players could use it as a road map.”
Wow! We're glad Alex Smith made it through this tough health battle. Do you think we'll see more of Alex Smith this season? Let us know in the comments below!