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Former Utah QB Alex Smith Dealing With Infection After Multiple Surgeries

Dec 6, 2018, 5:47 PM | Updated: 5:52 pm
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Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins is helped off the field after being sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

LANDOVER, Md. – According to multiple reports, former Utah and current Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith is dealing with an infection caused by complications from multiple surgeries on his broken leg.

ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports that there is a concern that the 34-year old quarterback in dealing with a career-ending injury after breaking his tibia and fibula in his right leg during the Redskins 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans on November 18.

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 18: Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins lays on the field after being sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins lays on the field after being sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Smith is still in the hospital where he has been since suffering the injury. He has received support from all of his teammates as Redskins players visited Smith in the hospital last week.

“I’ll continue to pray for him. We had the opportunity to see him last week. We all just [assured] him we’re praying for you, man, and wishing the best for him. That’s all we can do,” running back Adrian Peterson said.

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 18: Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins reacts as he is carted off the field after an injury in the third quarter against the Houston Texans at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins reacts as he is carted off the field after an injury in the third quarter against the Houston Texans at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The Redskins released a statement addressing Smith’s health and has requested privacy for Smith and his family.

“On behalf of Alex Smith, we appreciate all of the concerns and prayers over the injury he incurred on November 18th against the Houston Texans,” the statement said. “Although this is a serious injury, Alex and his family remain strong. We would ask that everyone please honor the Smith family’s request for privacy at this time.”

Smith suffered the exact same injury on the same day with the same final score as quarterback legend Joe Theisman 33 years ago.

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