For each week’s NFL segment on WISE Sports Radio, we usually highlight a few key storylines worth following. Eagles coach Doug Pederson is mad at Brett Favre for questioning the choice of Carson Wentz over Nick Foles at quarterback. Lamar Jackson thinks the Ravens’ offense is too predictable.
But to me, Alex Smith returning to play quarterback for the Washington Football Team against the Detroit Lions is the most intriguing storyline of Week 10.
Smith’s horrific broken leg injury two years ago nearly resulted in him losing his right leg. His life was even in danger while hospitalized because of the infection that developed.
If you watched ESPN’s E:60 special on Smith, you know how horrifying the injury and many, many surgeries were for him. He barely had a right leg after doctors removed all the dead and infected tissue. So I’m wondering why he’d want to play football again. But maybe I just don’t understand.
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