It’s been a little less than a week since New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith was clocked in the face by former teammate IK Enemkpali. Smith, who had surgery to repair his broken jaw, is expected to miss 6-10 weeks. However, Smith was already back throwing with a friend on Saturday, just two days after undergoing surgery. The New York Post captured a photo of Smith and spoke with him afterward:
“I feel great. You see me throwin’, right?” he told The Post, his speech slightly slurred by the swelling.
He was shirtless and strangely wearing eye-black tape during the casual toss.
He had a message to Jets fans regarding his six- to 10-week layoff: “Get ready for me to come back.”
It’s a similar message he relayed on his Instagram account last week following the incident, which birthed a million memes. So far, the Jets are 0-1 in the preseason following a loss to the Detroit Lions. Ryan Fitzpatrick appears to be the clear front-runner to fill in for Smith in his absence. 2015 draft pick Bryce Petty is serving as Fitzpatrick’s backup.
(Via New York Post)