Alex Smith‘s lower leg injury was a compound fracture, meaning the bone broke through the skin, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Washington quarterback underwent surgery Sunday night, and trauma surgeons discovered a spiral fracture, defined as a long bone broken by a rotational force.
Gruden said Smith faces a 6-8 month rehab.
Related players: Colt McCoy, Mark Sanchez
Washington coach Jay Gruden said Monday that surgery went well, and the team expects a full recovery. McCoy will be the starter while Sanchez will be the backup.