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‘Skins scoop: Alex Smith makes first public appearance since leg surgery

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 21:51:31-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two months after undergoing surgery on his broken leg, Redskins quarterback Alex Smith made his first public appearance. Smith took in the Washington Wizards game against the Pistons in a suite Monday afternoon.

Alex Smith in the Wizards locker room January 21. (Courtesy: Ben Standig)

NBC Sports’s JP Finlay tweeted out a picture of Smith smiling, who is seen wearing a stabilizing brace in a wheelchair.

Smith suffered a compound fracture of his right leg on November 18th against the Texans – meaning the bone broke through his skin. ‘Skins head coach Jay Gruden estimated Smith, 34 years-old, would face a recovery time of six to eight months.

The Redskins also tweeted out a picture of Smith on the scoreboard during the game.