“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 statement said. “Although this is a serious injury, Alex and his family remain strong. We would ask that everyone please honor the Smith family’s request for privacy at this time.”
The statement followed a series of reports about the severity of Smith’s broken tibia and fibula that was sustained in the Redskins’ 23-21 loss.
Smith, 34, suffered two broken bones in his lower right leg. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the injury was a compound spiral fracture and that Smith faced a “lengthy rehab.” Redskins coach Jay Gruden, commenting the day after the injury, said Smith did not suffer any ligament damage and put a recovery timeframe at six to eight months.