EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—The Seahawks received a scare in the second quarter of Monday Night's dominant win over the Giants when quarterback Geno Smith had to leave the game with a knee injury.
Fortunately for the Seahawks and their Pro-Bowl quarterback, Smith was able to return to the game, get an eventual 24-3 win, and he appears to have escaped serious injury.
"I'm feeling better, feeling better," Smith said after the game. "Obviously an ugly situation, but I feel a lot better."
The injury came when Smith caught a batted pass and tried to run, and was then hauled to the ground as he went out of bounds, with the defender coming down on the back of Smith's legs.
"I was just running out of bounds, and kind of got rolled up on," he said. "Just an unfortunate situation… Initially in was kind of in shock a little bit just from being rolled up on and having my leg pretty much trapped under the guy. There was some slight pain, but overall I was happy I came out OK."
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Smith, "kind of twisted his knee a little bit" and will benefit from Seattle's Week 5 bye.
"It really was knee and ankle at first, but they taped him up on the ankle, then his knee was a little bit—he might be sore tomorrow," Carroll said. "He'll need the break."
The bye week will also help Jamal Adams, who left the game—his first since last year's season-opener—with a concussion after taking a knee to the head making a tackle in the first quarter.
"He's going to be OK," Carroll said. "He got kicked in the head, so he misses this game, but the preparation to get him to this, then with the week coming up, he's going to be fine I'm sure and be back out there. So it's just a little glitch right now.
"He'll be fine. Frustrating start, but all the work he did to get here is what preps him for the next time coming around. He's going to be a big part of what we're doing."
The Seahawks lost both starting guards, Phil Haynes (calf) and Damien Lewis (ankle) to injuries. Rookie Anthony Bradford took over for Haynes, then when Lewis went down, center Evan Brown moved to left guard with rookie Olu Oluwatimi taking over at center.
"Phil, it was his calf again that he had had a couple weeks ago," Carroll said. "We were going to rotate (Bradford) in there and not overplay (Haynes), but we just didn't get to that before it didn't hold up."
Carroll said Lewis "got a twisted ankle" but didn't have more details.
The Seahawks also saw nose tackle Jarran Reed exit late in the game with a shin injury, but Carroll said Reed too should be fine after the bye.
"He got kicked in the shin and it kind of blew up on him a little bit," Carroll said. "It's not broken or anything like that. He'll be pretty sore for the next few days, but he'll be all right."
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