Reports: Alex Smith dealing with infection in broken leg, still hospitalized

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 18: Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins is sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins is sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Robbins)
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 18: Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins lays on the field after being sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins lays on the field after being sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Robbins)
Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) lays on the ground as teammate Adrian Peterson, right, holds his hand after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Landover, Md. Smith broke his right tibia and fibula on a sack by Texans' Kareem Jackson. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) lays on the ground as teammate Adrian Peterson, right, holds his hand after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Landover, Md. Smith broke his right tibia and fibula on a sack by Texans’ Kareem Jackson. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Houston Texans strong safety Kareem Jackson (25) reaches for Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) as he leaves the field after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
Houston Texans strong safety Kareem Jackson (25) reaches for Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) as he leaves the field after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) (AP/Mark Tenally)
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LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 18: Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins is sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 18: Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins lays on the field after being sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) lays on the ground as teammate Adrian Peterson, right, holds his hand after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Landover, Md. Smith broke his right tibia and fibula on a sack by Texans' Kareem Jackson. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Houston Texans strong safety Kareem Jackson (25) reaches for Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) as he leaves the field after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

WASHINGTON — More than two full weeks after undergoing emergency surgery to repair a broken tibia and fibula suffered on Nov. 18 against the Houston Texans, Washington quarterback Alex Smith is reportedly still in the hospital dealing with complications.

According to a Wednesday evening report from Burgundy Blog, confirmed by NFL reporter Ian Rapoport Thursday morning, Smith is battling a post-operation infection that has led to multiple procedures already.

The team released a statement Thursday asking the public to honor Smith’s family’s request for privacy.


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