It's unclear how the infection may affect his recovery. Smith suffered the injuries Nov. 18 against the Houston Texans. A report one week later suggested Smith wasn't a lock to return to football, though it also stated the Redskins were optimistic he'd make a full recovery.
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— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 6, 2018
Smith is under contract with Washington through the 2022 campaign. The 34-year-old threw for 2,180 yards with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions in 10 games this year.
The Redskins are 0-2 without Smith, and lost to the Texans in the game he exited.