Redskins’ Alex Smith Battling “Career-Threatening” Infections In Broken Leg

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith might by no means play soccer once more attributable to an an infection attributable to problems from a number of surgical procedures on his damaged leg, based on reviews.

Smith, 34, broke the tibia and fibula in his proper leg throughout a Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans on November 18 and has remained within the hospital since then.

Redskins gamers and coaches visited Smith within the hospital final week. 

"I am going to proceed to hope for him. We had the chance to see him final week. We all simply assured] him we're praying for you, man, and wishing one of the best for him. That's all we will do," says Adrian Peterson, per ESPN.

Cornerback Josh Norman added, "I do know he is dealing with it and simply going by the method. ... I reached out to him a pair occasions, go by and see him slightly bit. I do know it is tough proper now for us to get out that method. ... He stated a pair issues to the staff; that is fairly cool. That was welcoming. He's positively in good fingers; praying for him, one our fallen brothers, we're positively praying for him. We're uplifting him each method we will and that is all you may ask for."

Smith's backup, Colt McCoy, additionally suffered a damaged proper fibula throughout Monday evening's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, leaving the staff with Mark Sanchez as their starter. The staff additionally signed Josh Johnson earlier this week as Sanchez's backup.

The 6-6 Redskins have misplaced three straight however they're nonetheless simply one-game again the Dallas Cowboys, who at present sit atop the NFC East at 7-5. Washington will host the New York Giants in Week 14 this Sunday.