Alex Smith Cleared For NFL Return Nearly Two Years After Horrific Leg Injury


August 16, 2020

Alex Smith officially — and remarkably — is back.

The Washington Football Team on Sunday officially activated Smith of the physically unable-to-perform (PUP) list. The move arrived 21 months after the veteran quarterback suffered one of the most gruesome leg injuries in NFL history.

Here’s how Washington announced the news, along with a photo of Smith back on the practice field:

Here’s how Smith’s family celebrated the signal-caller’s return to football:

Great stuff.

What role Smith will have with Washington remains to be seen. The 36-year-old will be joined in the quarterback room by sophomore Dwayne Haskins Jr. and junior Kyle Allen.

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