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Alex Smith on His Comeback: “I Never Thought it Would Happen” – GQ

The NFL quarterback and Comeback Player of the Year on the two-year journey back from his gruesome leg injury.



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If Alex Smith, the quarterback of the Washington Football Team, needed any reassurance that his right leg would hold up after two years and 17 surgeries out of the game, he got it fairly quickly. Some 700 days after a sack by J.J. Watt left him with a compound spiral fracture in his right leg, and one of the most gruesome injuries in NFL history, he returned to playand was promptly sacked by Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald.
Though the leg had been repaired successfullywith 28 screws and…

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