How to watch ESPN's documentary on Alex Smith's recovery from his leg injury

Eric Myers
NBC Sports Washington

It's been nearly 18 months since Redskins quarterback Alex Smith was carted off the FedEx Field playing surface after a gruesome injury put his football future in doubt. 

That ride off the field on Nov. 18, 2018, was just the start of a long journey from the compound fracture of his right tibia and a fractured right fibula. 

In a new ESPN documentary titled "Project 11," which is set to premiere this Friday, viewers will get an inside look at Smith's life and his journey since taking that hit from J.J. Watt

Since that fateful moment, Smith has endured 17 surgeries, as he shows and describes in this graphic preview, because of an infection and other complications. At one point, doctors considered amputation his leg, and Smith has said he's lucky to be alive after enduring that infection.


Here's all the information you need to watch the quarterback's arduous recovery process, which he hopes eventually leads to a playing career again.

Project 11: How to Watch

What: E60 presents Alex Smith's story and his life-threatening injury.

When: Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET 

Where: ESPN and streaming live on the ESPN app

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How to watch ESPN's documentary on Alex Smith's recovery from his leg injury originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

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