Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith said he is “very much lucky to be alive” after his November 2018 leg injury during an interview that aired Saturday on ESPN’s Outside The Lines.

Smith offered details about the injury that has sidelined him for more than a year in the interview with ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap.

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Smith said the combination of the severity of the injury along with a serious infection had him against the ropes for weeks, unsure of what the outcome would be.

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