12:17 PM PT — More details are coming out about Alex Smith’s recovery from his broken leg … with the QB saying doctors had to surgically move a piece of his quad into his shin to save his leg.
Smith revealed the procedure to ESPN in a Sept. 2019 interview … explaining all of his scars on his injured leg in great detail.
“This guy is where they took part of my quad,” Smith says … “And that’s what is down here.”
Smith also showed where doctors took skin from his thigh to cover up some of the damage caused by his freak 2018 injury … and, yeah, it’s pretty gnarly.
WARNING — if you can’t handle painfully gross injury pictures, please sit this one out.
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A new image of Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith’s injury from 4 days after his devastating broken leg surgery in 2018 has surfaced … and it’s beyond displeasing.
Of course, Smith has previously stated he’s lucky to be alive — let alone have his right leg — following the unfortunate in-game incident against the Texans … as his road to recovery was hindered by infections that required 17 follow-up surgeries.
A picture of Smith’s infected leg just days after surgery was aired on ESPN Monday — as part of a promo for the E:60 documentary, “Project 11,” premiering on Friday — and it shows how bad the infection was.
35-year-old Smith has previously said that he’s focused on getting better and maintains the goal of getting back on to the football field … but understands there are no guarantees.
The former #1 overall pick has since made a brief return to throwing … and even made an appearance at Redskins organized team activities in 2019 … but it would be a miracle to see him suit up in a game again.