Washington Football Club quarterback Alex Smith has been cleared to return to football activities for the first time since fracturing his tibia and fibula back in 2018.
I had a conversation with Alex Smith today and, well, I hope you’ll read this:— Stephania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) July 24, 2020
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After the initial injury Smith would be in a battle for his life when the injury turned necrosis. Another 17 surgeries would save both the gunslinger’s leg and his life.
The injury and resulting rehabilitation would be depicted in the E:60 documentary ‘Project 11’. Throughout the film we learned just how close Smith was to losing his leg, and the relationship Smith built with military veterans who have lost limbs at a San Antonio based rehab clinic.
The 15-year vet is expected to report to training camp this week. Once their the ‘Football Team’ will determine the next plans in Smith’s return to play plan. Smith noted this is ‘just the first step’ and has a long way to go before he can lace up his cleats on Sundays.
Smith’s contract runs through 2022.