ESPN’s ‘Project 11’ Documentary About Alex Smith’s Leg Injury Airs Friday Night, May 1

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ESPN’s documentary “Project 11” about Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith airs Friday night.

The documentary will follow Smith’s recovery from a horrific leg injury suffered against the Houston Texans in 2018. The veteran quarterback suffered one of the most gruesome injuries in the history of the league. Now, fans will get a chance to see just how bad it got. Judging from the preview, Smith’s life was in serious danger. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

“We’re in life-saving mode now and leg-saving mode, but it’s in that order,” Smith’s mother said in the promo shared by the network.

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This documentary looks like it’s going to be awesome and I can’t wait to see it. Obviously, nobody takes joy in someone getting hurt, but Smith’s road to recovery is an incredible story.

He still hasn’t played a snap of football since the game and he might never take one again. That’s okay. The fact he didn’t lose his leg seems to be nothing short of a miracle.


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Also, I’ll never forget where I was when this happened. I was sitting in a suite at the stadium near some people closely tied to the situation.

It became clear immediately this wasn’t a regular injury and the oxygen was sucked out of the area when team security arrived.

It was a terrifying situation.


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Tune in at 7:30 EST on ESPN to watch Smith’s incredible road to recovery. It looks like it’s going to be an incredible time.