Alex Smith's NFL future came into question after he suffered a devastating leg injury last season with many speculating whether he would be able Travis Kelce Jersey
to play again,but the Redskins quarterback isn't giving up hope just yet.
In his first public comments since the horrific injury,Smith shared details about his recovery and said he feels good enough to consider Tanoh Kpassagnon Jersey
"That's the plan," he told Fox 5 DC's Angie Goffon her , which was published Friday.
"There are steps I' Anthony Sherman Jersey
ve got to conquer before I get there. ... Learning to run again. That's a big one. I'm already throwing. Throwing isn't a problem, but dropping (back), moving around, change of direction."
Smith suffered a compound fracture in Damien Wilson Jersey
his legduring the team'slo s to the Texans in Week 11 and underwent surgery Nov. 19. He initially was expected to needsix to eight months to recover, but he Derrick Thomas Jersey
ended up having to endure multiple surgeries because of an infection. amputation became an option at one point.
The steps Im at right now are lifestyle steps," Smith said of his recovery."Im still working on playing basketball with my kids, running around after my daughter. Theres all those things I have to conquer anyway (before)I get back ona field. Dustin Colquitt Jersey
Smith explained that Mecole Hardman Jersey
he has to wear anexternal fixator, which is a metal frame meant to stabilize his bone, for another four to six weeks. He's already had it on for about six months.
"This thing is gonna save my leg, save my bone, allow me to heal and walk again and hopefully play football again," Smith said.
Smith, 35, acknowledged it's still going to be a long road to recovery, but Chad Henne Jersey
he's excited for the challenge as he works his way back to the field.
"It's Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Jersey
crazy looking and it sucks what happened, but at the same time, people out there have it way worse," he said. "Life happens, and for me, I feel like Bashaud Breeland Jersey
this is a time for me being tested and having a challenge in front of me, and how can I handle it?"