Joe Theismann Couldn’t Sleep After Alex Smith Injury … ‘It Got To Me’

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Joe Theismann says he was so shook after watching Alex Smith‘s brutal leg injury on Sunday, he couldn’t sleep that night … telling TMZ Sports it’s brought back some painful memories. 

Joe was at FedExField on Sunday when Smith took a hit from J.J. Watt that snapped his fibula and tibia — a compound fracture where the bone broke through the skin. 

Of course, Theismann was on the receiving end of a similar hit back in 1985 when Lawrence Taylor brutalized him on “Monday Night Football” … causing the same injury. 

“It was so surreal yesterday in the stadium,” Theismann told the guys on the TMZ Sports TV show … “to have what happened to Alex on the day it happened to me 33 years ago.”

Joe says the similarities between the two are eerie. 

“It was I think 166th game for Alex. Mine was 167. Basically, the same place on the field. Heck, I have a nephew named Alex Smith who’s 33-years-old … the whole thing is crazy.”

Theismann says for the first time in his life, he couldn’t really sleep after

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