Jaxon Smith-Njigba
Jaxon Smith-Njigba To Have Surgery, Out "3-4 Weeks"
11 months ago

Seattle Seahawks rookie wideout Jaxon Smith-a John is set to have surgery for a wrist injury. The team optimistic that he will return in 3-4 weeks.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba (JSN) suffered a wrist injury in the second week of the preseason versus the Dallas Cowboys. Head Coach Pete Carroll said JSN had suffered “a slight fracture” and they are staying “optimistic with their timetable of 3-4 weeks”.

Having surgery before the season starts is usually not a great sign, especially for an electric rookie looking to make his first NFL start. If everything goes according to the timetable, JSN should be set to make his NFL debut in week 2-3. At worst, the team could hold him out until the bye (Week 5), making his debut in Cincinnati.

Given this news, JSN likely will recover with much of the season left to go. This might be a boost for Tyler Lockett, whom JSN shares a similar role. If JSN’s ADP falls, he could become a value pick for the second half of the season. He has been receiving praise for his training camp highlights, so do not expect the wrist to derail his hype train.