One part of Alex Smith’s recovery from a gruesome leg injury has been turned into a what could be considered an inspiring piece of art.
Smith’s wife, Elizabeth, shared a photo Sunday of his leg brace, which has now been sculpted into a makeshift Lombardi Trophy — the championship trophy in the NFL.
Smith, the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft out of the University of Utah, has become a virtual lock for Comeback Player of the Year, returning to the field less than two years after the devastating injury to get his Washington Football Team into the playoffs. With a 20-14 win over Philadelphia on Sunday, Washington grabbed the NFC East title and the No. 4 playoff seed in their division.
Smith led the Football Team to a 5-1 record in his six regular-season starts, though he missed the previous two weeks prior to Week 17 with a calf injury. He threw for 1,582 yards, six touchdowns and eight interceptions during the regular season.
Now, the Football Team will host Tampa Bay in the wild-card round next weekend.