NFL Rumors: Redskins Planning for Alex Smith to Miss 2019 After Gruesome Injury
Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) looks to throw a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. The Redskins won the game 16-3. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

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A devastating broken leg not only cost Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith the final six games of 2018, it could cost him the entire 2019 season.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the team is planning on being without him the entire year and would be “pleasantly surprised” if he is able to contribute in any way.

Smith first suffered the injury after taking a brutal hit in November. He spent four weeks in the hospital and underwent several surgeries after the spiral leg fracture became infected.

   

   

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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