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Brutal new details emerge about Alex Smith’s injury

Jesse Reed
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Smith’s gruesome injury was reportedly even worse than it initially looked.

In addition to breaking both his right fibula and tibia, Smith suffered a compound fracture, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and trauma surgeons discovered he suffered a spiral fracture in his leg.

This is just brutal news.

It’s fair to wonder whether Smith will be healed up in time for the start of the 2019 season. He’s signed in Washington through the 2022 season and still has $42 million in guaranteed money left on his current contract.

The 34-year-old has appeared in 166 games over the course of his career, passing for 34,068 yards with 193 touchdowns and 101 interceptions, earning a 94-66-1 record as a starter.