Getty Images
Getty Images

NFL Star Alex Smith's Family Celebrates His Comeback from Life-Threatening Injury

Rebelander Basilan
Aug 23, 2020
11:00 P.M.

NFL player Alex Smith has been cleared for full football activity by his team, almost two years after suffering a life-threatening injury to his right leg. His family recently celebrated his comeback, as shown in a video posted to social media.


On August 15, Alex Smith's wife, Elizabeth, shared a video on Instagram that shows the family ambushing Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith with a shower of champagne and laughs. In the caption, Elizabeth wrote:

"Hard work pays off! Lots to celebrate in the Smith house tonight."

Alex Smith at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. | Photo: Getty Images

Alex Smith at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. | Photo: Getty Images


The family's big celebration came after the NFL's Washington Football Team announced that Smith has been activated off the list of players physically unable to perform.

On August 16, Elizabeth took to Twitter to explain that the adorable clip she posted was their family praising the hard work, determination, and fight her husband has shown to get where he is.

"An example to our kids to NEVER give up," she added. She also praised him for how he shattered every obstacle that came his way.


In November 2018, Smith broke his right fibula and tibia during a game against the Houston Texans. The football player was immediately taken to a hospital, where he developed an infection that almost cost him his leg and life.

The recovery of Smith was the subject of an ESPN documentary, titled "Project 11," which was aired in May.

Smith said he keeps on making gains and show signs of improvement even in these last few weeks.


Meanwhile, when asked why he was determined to come back to football, Smith explained that he is staying determined because he still has his life ahead of him.

He is doing it for his children, he said, adding that he is greatly appreciative of his team for giving him the chance to put his jersey back on and play again.

Smith, who played college football for the Utah Utes, said leaving football is not a decision he wants to make anytime soon.


If he did leave the sport, he said, he does not think he could look his children in the eye and speak to them about giving it their all and achieving their dreams despite difficulties.

Smith said he keeps on making gains and show signs of improvement even in these last few weeks. His progress excites him and motivates him to continue pushing on.

The althete also admitted that he would soon know what his limitations are given his previous injury. However, he guaranteed that he has not discovered them yet.

Meanwhile, NFL Player Damien Williams recently revealed that he is opting out of the upcoming NFL 2020 season following his mother's shocking stage four cancer diagnosis.

According to him, his mother's diagnosis was already quite serious — stage 4 cancer — and dealing with such an issue was of utmost importance.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Meet Michael Strahan's 4 Look-Alike Kids from 2 Women with Whom He Has Different Relationships

April 27, 2022

'I Can't Believe I Actually Found You!': Birth Mom Reunites with Son after 33 Years of Separation

March 04, 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo Had Felt 'Blessed' to Be Having Twins — Death of His Newborn Son Is His 'Greatest Pain'

April 20, 2022

‘Webster’s Susan Clark & Alex Karras’ 32-Year Marriage after Susan Made Alex an Ultimatum about His Wife

March 30, 2022

LL Cool J Discovered the Grandparents Who 'Embraced' Him Were Not Biologically Related to Him

March 31, 2022

Who Is Pierce Brosnan Married To? Meet the James Bond Star’s ‘Luscious Love’ Keely Shaye Smith

May 16, 2022

Inside Anthony Anderson's Weight Loss Journey — He Made Changes after Landing Role in 'Law & Order'

February 09, 2022

Will Smith Could Not Forgive His Dad until His Last Days as He Wished He Could Avenge His Mom for Many Years

May 17, 2022

Ree Drummond & Husband Had to Referee Their Biological & Foster Sons’ Spats after Unexpected ATV Crash

February 21, 2022

Devoted Dad-Of-Three Finds Out He's Always Been Infertile, Decides to Take a DNA Test

May 10, 2022

Patrick Swayze's Last Words Before He Slipped into a Coma

February 04, 2022

Will Smith’s Son Lost Trust in Dad’s Leadership & Asked about Being an Emancipated Minor at Age of 15

April 01, 2022

Late Anna Nicole Smith Stays Her Ex’s Only Love in 15 Years Yet Their Daughter Tries to Convince Him to Date

February 11, 2022

Jada Pinkett Smith Is Finally Ready to Be 'Honest' about Her 'Complicated Marriage' with Will Smith

October 07, 2022