SJ - May 1, 2020
Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered one of the most gruesome injuries in NFL history and he almost lost his leg because of it.
Just days after a gruesome photo of Smith's leg surfaced, a documentary on the quarterback's injury and recovery aired on ESPN.
In the documentary it showed the effects of a flesh-eating bacteria that developed following surgery to repair the compound fracture Smith suffered in a game against the Texans.
Smith’s wife recalled when doctors told them about the bacteria and that his life was in danger.
“So Alex has a flesh-eating bacteria that’s eating away at his leg,” Elizabeth said. “He’s septic and, essentially, dying. We’re being inundated with medical language. Family, friends, everybody is on high emotion.”
— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) May 2, 2020
That's after eight surgeries to repair the broken bone and get rid of the infection. It's absolutely terrifying.
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