Midway through the second quarter, Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith went out of Monday night’s game against the Giants due to a knee injury.
Giants linebacker Isaiah Simmons tackled Smith, 32, from behind, and Seattle declared that Smith’s return status is doubtful.
After Smith sprinted toward New York’s sideline, Simmons pulled the quarterback down. Simmons landed squarely on the backs of Smith’s legs to finish the tackle. After getting up, Smith limpily made his way to Seattle’s bench. He lingered there for a short while before returning to the field and yelling at Giants safety Xavier McKinney about the hit.
Drew Lock, the backup quarterback, led the Seahawks in relief after Smith left the game to visit the medical tent and was subsequently wheeled to the locker room for an X-ray.
In the second half, the seasoned quarterback made a comeback to the game, but it’s still unclear how well he can perform. The Seahawks may choose to rest him with a Week 5 bye if they extend their advantage to 14-0 at halftime.
Smith saw little play in the first half, but before leaving, he completed nine of his eleven pass attempts for 67 yards and a touchdown.