WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Redskins quarterback Alex Smith is reportedly out of the hospital after almost a month.
The veteran quarterback suffered a season-ending injury on Nov. 18, when he sustained a spiral fracture to his right leg during Washington's game against the Houston Texans.
Smith's wife Liz posted the news on Instagram on Sunday.
"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."
The Redskins also shared Liz Smith's post.
Smith has had surgery 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.
The Redskins have struggled for success on the field since Smith's injury. Backup quarterback Colt McCoy suffered a season-ending lower-leg injury during the Dec. 3 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The team subsequently signed Mark Sanchez and Josh Johnson to take over for Smith and McCoy.
During last week's game against the New York Giants, Sanchez, making his first NFL start since 2015, was intercepted twice and was sacked five times.
Coach Jay Gruden pulled the plug on Sanchez's appearance with 5 and a hlaf minutes remaining in the third quarter and replaced him with newly signed Josh Johnson.
Johnson hadn't appeared in an NFL game since 2013 or thrown a pass since 2011.
The Redskins face-off against the Jaguars in Jacksonville Sunday.