Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith has cleared yet another hurdle in his impressive, and inspiring comeback story as the team has cleared him for football activities and removed him off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, according to an official team announcement issued on Saturday.
Now, Smith will be able to take the field when Washington begins their full-pad work at training camp starting on Tuesday.
Smith’s wife, Elizabeth, posted a video on Instagram Saturday night of Smith’s family spraying him with champagne celebrating the milestone, writing; “Hard work pays off! Lots to celebrate in the Smith house tonight.”
Smith, 36, broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg during a game against the Houston Texans back in 2018, and injury so severe that, due to infection, it required 17 surgeries and there were fears that not only would Smith’s leg be amputated, but also fears for his life as well.
After a strong week, Washington made the decision to activate Smith off the PUP list, and Washington head coach Ron Rivera has said that if Smith were to be activated, he would be in the mix of the competition for the starting quarterback job, along with Dwayne Haskins.