Posted: 6/21/2019 12:06 pm UTC
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) said he hopes to play football again, but he has more steps to conquer before that. Smith talked about an external fixator that came from Siberia that will 'save my leg, help me heal, allow me to walk again and hopefully play football again.'
Huddle Up: Smith has no fantasy value at this point, but we send our well wishes to him in his recovery from a devastating leg injury.
Posted: 2/17/2019 10:02 pm UTC
Washington Redskins senior vice president of football operations Doug Williams said QB Alex Smith (leg) hopefully will be able to play at some point in 2019.
Huddle Up: Smith suffered a serious leg injury and there is still not definite timetable for his return. The Redskins likely will add at least one more quarterback this season, but owners in all fantasy leagues probably should avoid the Redskins quarterback situation next season.
Posted: 2/12/2019 7:02 pm UTC
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) is not expected to play this season, in the opinion of RB Chris Thompson. 'We know and understand that it's probably not going to happen that we have him this year,' Thompson admitted. The Redskins have discussed a new deal with QB Josh Johnson, but QB Colt McCoy is slated to start the year if Smith can't go. Smith is in the midst of a an extensive recovery from a severe compound leg fracture late in the season.
Huddle Up: Honestly, Smith was the best fantasy option among Washington quarterbacks, although Johnson is capable of being fantasy relevant. Still, if you draft a Redskins quarterback this year, draft him as your backup.
Posted: 2/01/2019 12:02 am UTC
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) is making improvements but is not looking too far ahead in his rehab, according to team president Bruce Allen. Allen denied a recent report that stated the Redskins are preparing for Smith to miss the entire 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Smith likely will miss at least a portion of the 2019 season and could miss all of the games depending on his recovery. It is not known what the Redskins will do a quarterback next season, so owners in all leagues probably should avoid the situation during fantasy drafts.
Posted: 1/27/2019 5:01 pm UTC
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) is tentatively not in the team's 2019 plans as the general feeling in the organization is that he'll miss the season with complications resulting from broken leg this past fall, sources said Sunday, Jan. 27.
Huddle Up: Washington is between a rock and hard place with Smith's big-$$$ contract and its need for a viable starting QB. Look for a free-agent signing a or a draft pick this offseason -- and maybe both. Sadly, meanwhile, don't be surprised if we've seen the last of Smith in the NFL as he'll turn 35 this May.
Posted: 1/21/2019 10:01 pm UTC
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) was seen wearing a special leg brace Monday, Jan. 21. Smith underwent multiple surgeries on a broken fibula and tibia in addition to dealing with infections as a result of complications from the surgeries.
Huddle Up: Smith and his leg have a long road ahead of them. His status for the 2019 season seems doubtful given the severity of the injury and the extensive recovery. If the Redskins don't sign or draft a quarterback, Colt McCoy figures to start assuming he makes a full recovery from a broken leg. He is not a realistic fantasy option.
Posted: 12/16/2018 1:12 pm UTC
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) has been released from the hospital after undergoing multiple surgeries on his broken leg and battling an infection in the leg, according to multiple league sources.
Huddle Up: There is optimism that Smith will be able to play again, so fantasy owners should monitor this situation throughout the offseason. When healthy, he should be viewed as a QB2, although he is unlikely to go undrafted in most leagues in 2019 due to the severity of the injury.
Posted: 12/09/2018 3:12 pm UTC
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) is still in the hospital because of the infection in his leg and likely will not be ready to play at the start of the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Smith will be able to play again, so owners will need to monitor the situation during the offseason. He is a solid No. 2 fantasy quarterback when he is healthy but likely will not be selected in drafts next season.
Posted: 12/06/2018 2:12 pm UTC
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) is battling an infection related to the surgery he had on his broken fibula and tibia, according to sources. The situation is being treated seriously.
Huddle Up: It's obviously a gut-wrenching reality that a potentially career-threatening injury just became more serious. Everyone is pulling for him in his recovery. However, in an attempt to get back to business - Smith is a QB2 for next year's drafts. If you thought about keeping him in a full dynasty, this news obviously hinders that thought process.
Posted: 11/19/2018 2:11 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) had surgery to repair a broken tibia and fibula Sunday, Nov. 19. He's out for the season.
Huddle Up: Colt McCoy takes over, and he's a pickup in two-QB leagues only.