Alex Smith may never play NFL again after leg-break surgery complications

ALEX SMITH may never play NFL again after leg-break surgery complications, according to reports.

The Washington Redskins quarterback suffered a horror double break leg during a match against the Houston Texans last month.

 The quarterback broke both his tibia and fibula

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The quarterback broke both his tibia and fibula

And reports now suggest the 34-year-old's career could be in doubt following an infection related to the surgery.

It is understood that Smith has gone under the knife several times in a desperate bid to combat the problem.

But the player's club posted a worrying statement to their Twitter page on Thursday.

It read: "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 34-year-old's ankle got stuck in the ground before the horrifying incident

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The 34-year-old's ankle got stuck in the ground before the horrifying incident

"Although this is a serious injury, Alex and his family remain strong.

"We would ask that everyone please honour the Smith family's request for privacy at this time."

Smith suffered a broken tibia and fibula during the Redskins' 23-21 defeat.

Coach Jay Gruden ruled him out for the rest of the season after he collapsed to the ground when his ankle got stuck in the turf.

 Alex Smith suffered a horror double leg break last month

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Alex Smith suffered a horror double leg break last month

Before he was aware of the infection, Gruden said: "He's got a long way to come back but physically and mentally he'll be fine, but it's hard to watch that happen to any athlete."

As he left the pitch in agony on a stretcher, players from both teams dropped to their knees in respect for the 34-year-old.

 Alex Smith's absence will be a huge loss following his sublime spell of form for the Redskins

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Alex Smith's absence will be a huge loss following his sublime spell of form for the Redskins

Chris Carson front-flips over defender and carries on running in incredible play during NFL match between Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers

 

 

ALEX SMITH may never play NFL again after leg-break surgery complications, according to reports.