Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith made a comeback in the second half of Monday night’s game against the Giants, winning 24-3 after losing three fumbles due to a knee injury.
After the game, Smith told reporters that he’s “okay,” but didn’t provide any specific information about his knee.
Head coach Pete Carroll said that Smith could be bothered for the next few days and might need a “break” as he strives to get healthy before facing the Bengals on October 15th.
Smith injured himself in the second quarter while trying to catch his own pass and ended up with a hurt knee after attempting to evade a tackle. Linebacker Yashaiah Simmons leaped onto his back to bring him down, causing Smith’s legs to twist oddly underneath him.
With a third-and-13 situation, Smith initially headed to the sideline, but he re-entered the game and began exchanging blows with Giants defensive back Xavier McKinney.
When asked if he thought a flag should have been thrown on the tackle, Smith said, “Honestly, I don’t know. I try not to think about those things. In that moment, I got a little heated. But after the fact, I don’t know.”
His head coach was a bit more expressive, saying, “It was a really dangerous looking thing. The horse-collar tackle takes its toll on the lower part of the leg, and he got hit right there. It couldn’t have been penalized, but it felt like it was such a dangerous play, it might need to be looked at again.”