Joe Theismann: ‘I turned away’ during Alex Smith’s leg injuryYahoo SportsNovember 19, 2018
When Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith was lost for the season on Sunday after breaking the tibia and fibula in his right leg on a second half play against the Houston Texans, it immediately brought back memories of Joe Theismann and the similar injury he suffered while in a Washington uniform.
Incredibly, Smith’s injury happened 33 years to the day after Theismann’s.
And for the former MVP, the bad memories came flooding back.
But he couldn’t watch more after that.
Washington quarterback Alex Smith’s leg injury brought a flood of bad memories for Joe Theismann.
And I turned away after that,” Theismann told Associated Press NFL reporter Howard Fendrich .
“My immediate thought was that my heart went out to him.
“I know the road ahead.
There was so much bone damage in Theismann’s leg that once he was healed his right leg was a little shorter.
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