Redskins expect QB Alex Smith to miss entire 2019 season

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 18: Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) grimaces after being helped up after suffering an lower leg injury during a game between the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texans at FedEX Field on November 18, 2018, in Landover, MD. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON– The prognosis is not good for the Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback.

According to ESPN’s Ian Rapaport, the team does not expect QB Alex Smith to suit up for the team in the 2019 season.

Smith, 34, suffered a broken fibula and tibia in Week 11, and after undergoing surgery, he dealt with an infection in the leg.

After being released from the hospital in the past month, Smith made his first public appearance at a Washington Wizards’ game, sporting a bulky apparatus around the leg in question.

While Rapaport reports that Smith may miss the 2019 season, it may be fair to question whether he ever plays again, as he would be 36-years-old by the time the 2020 season would begin.

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