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Alex Smith could miss start of 2019 season: Report

November 22, 2018

ARLINGTON, TexasA new report indicates Alex Smith’s rehabilitation will take longer than first expected and the Washington Redskins quarterback will miss the start of next season.

On Fox’s pregame show before Washington’s Thanksgiving Day game against the Dallas Cowboys,Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reportedthat Smith will be out 8-10 months. Redskins coach Jay Gruden first said it would be 6-8.

Jay Glazer on FOX says Alex Smith is going to be out 8-10 months, not 6-8. Glazer: “He’s not going to be ready for the start of next season.” Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) November 22, 2018

If it turns out to be true, it would be an even bigger blow for both Smith and the Redskins, who went 6-3 in the first nine games together. Smith was acquired from Kansas City last spring and signed to a five-year contract.

Smith, 34, broke his tibia and fibula in Sunday’s loss to the Houston Texans.

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