Alex Smith spotted throwing passes on practice field

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Alex Smith is back on the practice field 11 months after his gruesome leg injury, TheAthletic.com reports.

A reporter from the website spotted Smith on the practice field Monday, dropping back and throwing a variety of routes with two team officials. The Washington quarterback later walked through the locker room with a compression sleeve on his surgically repaired right leg.

It was the first time Smith has been seen doing any football-related activity.

He has been around the team, including on the field pregame.

For the first several months of his recovery, Smith wore an external fixator that held multiple bones in place. He had that removed this summer.

Smith, who was injured Nov. 18, has not talked publicly since early August when Larry Michael of Voice of the Redskins interviewed him. Smith said then he was embracing the challenge of a comeback, not ready to call it a career.

Washington has Smith under contract through 2022.

10 responses to “Alex Smith spotted throwing passes on practice field

  1. Good news is that Smith is working hard to resurrect his career.
    Bad news is despite all the hard work, he still under contract to the ‘Skins.

  2. 49ers fan here…looking back, I really wish we hadn’t gone with the shiny new toy (Kaepernick) and stayed the course with Alex Smith. Totally rooting for this guy!

  3. sluggerss says:

    October 15, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    49ers fan here…looking back, I really wish we hadn’t gone with the shiny new toy (Kaepernick) and stayed the course with Alex Smith. Totally rooting for this guy!

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  4. Glad to hear this. Alex is the definition of a class act. This KC fan is rooting for him whether he plays another snap or not.

  5. He seems like a really good dude. Hoping he can get back on the field, if for no other reason to have a better last few memories of playing.

  6. Hopefully he doesn’t play another down in the NFL. A really bad trade by Washington that turned into a disaster by the injury.

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