Alex Smith will undergo surgery for broken tibia, fibula
The bad injury news about Alex Smith has been confirmed.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said after Washington’s 23-21 loss to Houston on Sunday that Smith suffered a broken tibia and fibula and will undergo surgery.
Smith was tackled on a sack in the third quarter and had his leg visibly broken. He was in clear pain and had to be carted off the field with his leg in a cast.
Smith, 34, signed a 4-year, $94 million contract with Washington that includes $71 million guaranteed. While he will be out for the rest of the season, he may be able to recover and rehab in time to play next season.
The veteran QB had 10 touchdown passes on the season and had Washington in first place in the division at the time of his injury.