Geno Smith, the Seahawks’ quarterback, played despite having a knee injury in Monday night’s victory over the Giants.
Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith made a comeback in the second half of Monday night’s 24-3 victory over the Giants after missing three drives due to a knee injury.
Smith informed the media after the game that he “came out OK,” but he would not go into further detail about his knee.
According to head coach Pete Carroll, the quarterback may be hurt for a few days and will “need the break” as Seattle has an early bye to rest up before playing the Bengals on October 15.
Smith was hurt while attempting to leave the pocket in the second quarter after receiving his own batted pass. Smith’s knees twisted awkwardly beneath him as linebacker Isaiah Simmons jumped on his back and started pulling.
Geno Smith first left the field as a third-and-13 situation awaited, but he later returned and started yelling at Giants defensive back Xavier McKinney.
When asked if he believed the tackle should have resulted in a flag, the Pro Bowler replied, “I don’t know, honestly.” “I make an effort not to consider those things. I was getting a little hot under my shirt. However, now that it took place, I’m not certain.
His head coach was a little more animated.
Carroll remarked, “It just looked so dangerous.” He was harmed on that play because the swing of the body that pushes down on the rear of the leg causes a horse-collar tackle to have its full impact. Although a penalty wouldn’t have changed that, it seemed like such a risky play. A second glance might have been worthwhile.
The next snap was difficult for Smith to initiate, as he nearly picked Kayvon Thibodeaux’s side arm. Even though the ball fell harmlessly to the ground in the following frame for New York, Geno Smith remained inside the blue medical tent.
He wasn’t the only notable Seahawks player to contend with an injury on Monday night. Jamal Adams, a safety, was initially ruled out after being diagnosed with a concussion nine snaps into his first game since Week 1 of last season.
At the time of his departure, Smith was 9 of 11 for 67 yards and a touchdown. Seattle was leading 7-3 when Drew Lock came on as a replacement quarterback. He increased the lead with a touchdown drive before Smith returned.
The Seahawks’ lead grew even greater after that as the defense pitched a shutout in the second half, added seven more sacks to bring its nighttime total to 11, and rookie sensation Devon Witherspoon converted New York’s lone foray into the end zone into a 97-yard pick-six.
Geno Smith didn’t need to perform any miracles to keep the victory after his comeback due to his superior defensive performance.
He completed 13 of his 20 passes for 109 yards and the aforementioned touchdown. Much more significantly, he’s scheduled to return to Seattle triumphant and ostensibly unharmed.