Redskins QB Alex Smith released from hospital, back home

Alex Smith of the Redskins is helped off the field after being sacked and injured by Kareem Jackson of the Texans in the third quarter of the game at FedExField on November 18, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Washington quarterback Alex Smith has been released from the hospital following multiple surgeries to his broken right leg.

His wife, Elizabeth Smith, posted an update on Instagram on Sunday morning and said she was grateful to have her husband home.

She wrote, "HOME...This last month has been a difficult ride. Our family is beyond happy to have this man with us and home. This experience has given us great perspective and gratitude for all the people and blessings in our lives. We couldn't have gotten through it without our amazing family, friends and community. A special thank you to the relentless doctors, nurses, techs, hospital administrators, the Snyder family and the Washington Redskins."

Smith sustained a spiral fracture to his right leg when he was sacked in a game against the Houston Texans on Nov. 18. He underwent surgery the following day to repair his fibula and tibia. NFL Network and Washington's 106.7 FM reported that a leg infection complicated his recovery and required further procedures.

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