Alex Smith “didn’t want to scare the hell out of” Dak Prescott after injury

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Washington quarterback Alex Smith was just getting home last Sunday after making his first game appearance since 2018 when he saw Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott go down with a serious ankle injury.

Smith’s interest in what was going on with Prescott went beyond being a member of a rival NFC East team. Smith said on The Dan Patrick Show that he and Prescott have some coaches in common and has followed his career as a result.

Smith also has first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to go down with a major leg injury and said he hopes to talk to Prescott about his experience, although he said he’s giving it a bit of time because he doesn’t want to freak the Cowboys quarterback out.

“I feel like I’ve become a little bit of an expert with the lower leg, so I knew it looked like his ankle immediately,” Smith said. “For me, yeah, I’ve been thinking about him a lot. I’ve checked up on him through our mutual friends to see how he’s doing. I thought a lot about shooting him a text, but part of me also didn’t want to scare the hell out of him by shooting him a text and getting him thinking he might be headed down this road. I’ll let the infection risk kind of get out of the way and hopefully reach out here soon.”

Smith is set to return to backup duty this week as long as Kyle Allen is healthy enough to play, so Prescott won’t be the only quarterback Smith is advising in the coming days.

3 responses to “Alex Smith “didn’t want to scare the hell out of” Dak Prescott after injury

  1. Really sucks that this brutal injury has hit Smith and Prescott who are maybe two of the most likeable and easy to root for QBs in the league. Great to see Smith healthy and back on the field and hoping Prescott has a successful and speedy recovery.

  2. Cant stand the Cowboys but I wouldn’t wish any injury, never mind a brutal one like this, on any player.

    He is clearly loved by his team mates, never has a bad word to say about anyone in interviews, and seems like a genuinely good dude.

    I wish him a successful return from the Injury.

    One of the few things that made me smile in the last few years was seeing Alex Smith on a football field on Sunday, especially when you think how close he came to not just losing his leg, but potentially his life.

  3. Could Alex Smith be any better of a human being!?!?

    I also can’t stand the Cowboys but you can’t root against Dak. Everything I’ve ever read about him is just admirable. Hope he heals well!

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