Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith has injured his elbow and is not certain to play in the next game.
Smith got injured in Sunday’s (19) game, after a hit by Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald. The hit caught directly on his arm as he was in his throwing motion. The quarterback left the game with 18 seconds left in the third quarter.
Smith missed eight plays in 2 ½ series, before returning for the final unsuccessful recovery attempt. He convinced team athletic trainers to go back in the game after the Rams took a 17-16 lead. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that the quarterback has a bruised triceps, and that the “back of his elbow that kind of blew up a little bit”. Carroll also said that he is uncertain about his availability for Thursday’s (23) game against the 49ers.
The quarterback talked about the injury via John Boyle of the team website. “A little sore, not the best, but God is good, so I’ll just keep pushing”. About his attempt to come back in Sunday’s game, Smith explained that he “was just trying to go out there and make plays to get us a position to win the game. It was still hurting, but obviously didn’t do enough”.
“I really just had to try to do my best to fight through the pain. That was the main thing, pain tolerance, just trying my best to fight through and keep going. . . . That’s just how I am. I’m always going to try to finish the game if I can”, added Smith.