Former Kansas City Chiefs and current Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a brutal season-ending leg injury (broken tibia and fibula) this past Sunday during a game against the Houston Texans.
The local Kansas City media asked Chiefs head coach Andy Reid if he had spoken to Smith on Tuesday.
“It’s illegal to do that—that’d be under the tampering thing, but [the media] can help me put it out there that my prayers are with him for sure. I think the world of the guy, and he changed that (Redskins) program around down there and gave them a chance.”
Smith led the Redskins to a 6-3 first-place record before he was injured on Sunday.
“I know [Smith] will missed, dearly, but I also know that Colt (McCoy) was lucky enough to be behind him, and see how Alex operates and he’ll be able to do a good job for Jay (Gruden),” Reid said.
The Redskins tweeted Monday that Smith’s surgery went well.
“If he wants to be back, he’ll be back,” Reid added. “That’s the way he’s wired. Nothing is impossible with his attitude there.”
Smith was the Chiefs’ starting quarterback from 2013 to 2017, a span in which the Chiefs made the postseason four out of the five seasons.