Sunday is a big day for Alex Smith.
The Washington Football Team quarterback is active for his team’s Week 5 contest against the Los Angeles Rams for the first time since sustaining a gruesome leg injury in November 2018. He’ll back up Kyle Allen, who is replacing Dwayne Haskins as Washington’s starting quarterback.
It’s been a long road to recovery for Smith. The 36-year-old suffered several serious complications (some of which were life-threatening) and required 17 surgeries over nine months.
Smith was cleared to return to play in July 2020. Washington activated him from its physically unable to perform list Aug. 16.
Welcome back, Alex.