WASH­ING­TON ASKS FOR PRI­VACY AMID SMITH RE­COV­ERY

The Modesto Bee - - Sports -

The Wash­ing­ton Red­skins have asked for pri­vacy for Alex Smith and his fam­ily amid re­ports the quar­ter­back is deal­ing with com­pli­ca­tions from surgery to re­pair a bro­ken leg.

In a state­ment, the team says it ap­pre­ci­ates con­cerns about Smith’s in­jury that oc­curred Nov. 18 against Hous­ton and that the 34-year-old and his fam­ily re­main strong.

A team spokesman de­clined to say whether Smith was still in the hos­pi­tal more than two weeks af­ter surgery to re­pair a bro­ken right tibia and fibula.

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