Geno Smith, the Seahawks quarterback, is on the path to recovery and aims to play on Monday night. However, the final decision is yet to be determined. Smith underwent a pregame workout, hoping to convince team medical staff that he’s fit to play.
Unfortunately, due to a groin injury suffered in practice the previous Thursday, the decision was made to keep him sidelined for the Week 14 game against the 49ers. Smith is back on the practice field this week, expressing optimism about playing when the Seahawks host the Eagles.
In Smith’s own words, “I’m getting better every single day, been working around the clock just to try and get my body as healthy as possible to go out there and being able to play.” When directly asked about playing on Monday, Smith replied with caution, “We’ll see.”
A Recent Shift in Seattle Seahawks’ Performance
Reflecting on his determination to play despite the previous week’s injury, Smith emphasized his trust in the medical team’s decision to prioritize his well-being and prevent further harm. A week after the incident, he reports feeling better.
Although he would have preferred to be on the field, Smith praised Drew Lock for his performance as the starting quarterback against the 49ers. Lock’s display included two touchdown passes, 269 passing yards, and two interceptions.
Reflecting on his performance against the 49ers, Lock acknowledges the learning experience and the confidence it instilled in his teammates. Seattle are navigating the process regarding Geno Smith’s availability, with Drew Lock ready to step in if needed.