Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Redskins QB Alex Smith has had nearly a half-dozen surgeries to remove infected tissue in his leg after suffering the gruesome injury a few weeks ago.
According to Garafolo, doctors inserted a metal plate into Smith’s leg to bind the broken bones, but it, unfortunately, got infected and had to be taken out.
Reports from earlier in the week mentioned that Smith has undergone several surgeries and was battling a serious infection. While some have said that Smith is still optimistic, other reports mentioned that Smith’s career could be in jeopardy.
Smith, 34, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2005. After seven years in San Francisco, Smith was traded to the Chiefs in 2013.
Smith was in the fourth year of his five-year, $76 million contract that includes $45 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $10.8 million for the 2018 season when he was traded to the Redskins back in March.
The Redskin and Smith later agreed to a four-year, $94 million contract that included $55 million fully guaranteed.
In 2018, Smith appeared in 10 games for the Redskins and completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 2,045 yards receiving to go along with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has also rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding Smith as the news is available.