Redskins quarterback Alex Smith underwent a successful surgery on his broken leg Monday and the team expects him to make a full recovery, coach Jay Gruden announced.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Smith suffered a compound fracture, which left bone protuding through his skin. Gruden said his recovery is expected to take six to eight months.
Smith suffered a broken tibia and fibula Sunday against the Texans while being sacked in the third quarter.
The Alex Smith injury looks brutal.pic.twitter.com/vrGVMS7EMD
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 18, 2018
They’re bringing out the cart for Alex Smith. If you saw the replay, Smith’s ankle is doing a complete 180. Players are coming to the middle of the field with helmets off to see Smith off on the cart. Texans sideline is also coming over to console him
— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) November 18, 2018
The Redskins, who fell 23-21 to the Texans, have signed veteran quarterback Mark Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy.