Wearing the Throwback Uniform Reminds Alex Smith of His Leg Injury

Alex Smith earned his first victory in over two years as the Washington Football Team’s starting quarterback. The win over Cincinnati came in a game when the team was sporting its throwback jerseys – a uniform that is used once a year during the annual “homecoming” game. However, for Smith, that is the same uniform he wore on November 18, 2018, in an infamous game against the Houston Texans. Back then, the veteran quarterback sustained a bad leg injury.

Alex Smith Said Putting On That Uniform Once Again Was Eerie for Him

Alex Smith on the field Wearing the throwback jerseys made Alex Smith admit that it felt “eerie” putting the uniform back on. After the game, he shared that he had experienced a weird feeling all week long, especially seeing the jerseys every day in the equipment room. He also said that two years ago, before the accident, he was a bigger fan of the jerseys.

The Last Time Smith Wore the Throwback Uniform He Ended Up In an Ambulance

Alex Smith right after getting injured on the field Alex Smith described the reality of wearing the throwback jerseys by saying that the last time he wore it, doctors had to cut it off him in the ambulance. The injury the quarterback received was very bad, and some say his recovery was simply remarkable, especially considering that he is once again the starting quarterback of the Washington Football Team just two years later. Now, with a win on Thanksgiving Day, Smith’s club can retake first place in the lowly NFC East. He says he is very grateful for being able to play and wear the jerseys once again.

This time around, wearing the throwback uniform, Smith left the field healthy and victorious. However, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was carted off the field because of a left knee injury. The injury will see Burrow miss the remainder of the season. Having experience with such injuries, Smith offered his best wishes to the passer and said he is hoping the injury is not serious.

Lionel Messi Broke Even More Records in the Final La Liga Game of the Season

Lionel Messi continues to amaze soccer fans around the world as he doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. The Barcelona legend has rewritten the record books, and in the final game of the 2019-20 La Liga season, he broke two more.

Record Number One

The final game of the season didn’t mean much to Barcelona fans as they had already conceded the league to their great rivals, Real Madrid. Still, Messi proved it’s almost impossible to keep him out of the spotlight as he set two new La Liga records. The Argentine forward broke the La Liga record for assists in a single season, with 21. Messi assisted a goal for Ansu Fati in the match against Alaves, in which Barcelona won 5-0.

Breaking Another

Messi scored two goals in that game, which meant he finished as the top scorer in the league for a record seventh time. Messi ended the season with 25 goals, putting him four goals ahead of his nearest rival, Karim Benzema. Messi had been tied with Telmo Zarra on six La Liga scoring titles. The forward later expressed that, “Individual titles are secondary,” wishing that Barcelona had been able to add the league title to his collection of awards.

The week before Messi broke these two records he broke another, becoming the first player in La Liga history to both score and assist 20 goals in a season. This meant Messi finished as both the goals scored and assisted leader, proving once again he is La Liga’s standout player.

It seems like there is nothing Lionel Messi cannot do. He continues to be a shining light in the Barcelona attack, and soccer fans hope he’ll keep playing at this level for as long as possible. Messi will get the chance to continue his excellent form as Barcelona resume play in the Champions League on August 8.