Alex Smith returns home, football future uncertain

CBS Sports

After a long and trying month fighting infection that cropped up when he broke his leg, Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has returned home from the hospital, according to a post on social media from his wife. 

Smith, traded from the Chiefs to the Redskins this offseason, signed a huge extension following the deal and looked like he could be capable of leading the Redskins to a division title. Washington was 6-3 and in first place in the NFC East when Smith suffered a broken leg against the Texans, an injury that occurred 33 years to the day of Joe Theismann's broken leg for Washington.

The injury was essentially acknowledged as season-ending during the game: it was confirmed as much afterwards and there was a scary feeling around the Redskins that the broken leg could have even worse long-term complications. 

Fortunately it appears as if Smith is doing much better, although there should still be questions about his short- and long-term health prognosis. 

#football, #professional

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