Premiering Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Follow the journey of quarterback Alex Smith after one of the the most gruesome on-field injuries. Smith suffered broken fibula and tibia bones in his lower leg during a game vs. the Houston Texans.


Just over 17 months ago, NFL veteran Alex Smith suffered a severely broken leg while playing quarterback for the Washington Redskins. The story of how bad his injury was, including his battles with post-operative infection, of how doctors and Smith’s family had to make life-changing decisions, and of his intense recovery and rehabilitation, has never been fully told until now.

In a special edition of E60, “Project 11” will document Smith’s riveting story, from lightly recruited high school quarterback to battle-tested former No. 1 draft pick fighting his way back from an injury that almost cost him everything. The program debuts on Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.