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#pounditFriday, January 22, 2021

Report: Alex Smith dealing with ‘devastating complications’ from surgery

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Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith saw his season end following a gruesome leg injury in a game against the Houston Texans last month, and his recovery is reportedly not off to a good start.

Eric Bickel of “The Sports Junkies” on 106.7 The Fan was told by numerous sources that Smith is dealing with “devastating complications” in the wake of the surgery he underwent to repair a compound fracture in his left leg. Infection has apparently become an issue, and there are questions about whether he will be able to play football again.

Before he underwent surgery, reports indicated that the long-term prognosis for Smith’s injury was fairly positive even if he will not be ready for the start of next season.

Smith will turn 35 this offseason, and Washington signed him to a four-year, $94 million contract with Washington with $71 million guaranteed before the season. He was having a solid year before he went down, but the horrific details of his injury made it clear that it was about as bad as it gets. Here’s hoping doctors are able to get everything straightened out.

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