Smith suffered a gruesome compound fracture against the Texans in which a bone was protruding through his skin.
Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has returned home from the hospital after spending four weeks undergoing several surgeries on his broken right leg.
Smith, 34, suffered a gruesome compound fracture on his right leg in the third quarter of Washington's 23-21 home loss to the Houston Texans on Nov. 18, 33 years to the day of Joe Theismann's broken leg for Washington. He underwent surgery on his tibia and fibula and was expected to need six to eight months for recovery before suffering an infection after multiple operations.
Smith's wife Elizabeth posted to Instagram on Sunday morning to show the quarterback is back home with his family.
"This last month has been a difficult ride," she wrote. "Our family is beyond happy to have this man with us and home. This experience has given us great perspective and gratitude for all the people and blessings in our lives."
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HOME...This last month has been a difficult ride. Our family is beyond happy to have this man with us and home. This experience has given us great perspective and gratitude for all the people and blessings in our lives. We couldn’t have gotten through it without our amazing family, friends and community. A special thank you to the relentless doctors, nurses, techs, hospital administrators, the Snyder family and the Washington Redskins.
He went 6–4 as Washington's starter before the leg injury and threw for 2,180 yards and 10 touchdowns.