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Alex Smith’s leg brace turned into makeshift Lombardi Trophy

Washington Football Team’s Alex Smith plays during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Philadelphia.
Derik Hamilton, Associated Press

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.