The Seattle Seahawks lost a close battle with the Los Angeles Rams in Week 11.
Both teams fought hard in this divisional contest, a game the Rams were able to sneak out of with a win.
One of the prevailing storylines from this game was injuries sustained on both sides of the ball.
Geno Smith left the game with an apparent arm injury, which Pete Carroll recently described as a “bruised tricep at the back of his elbow” according to Bob Condotta.
Carroll says Smith has bruise in triceps area. Can’t say if he will play next week. pic.twitter.com/FcZJ7unCuP
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) November 20, 2023
Smith did return for the Seahawks’ final drive, where he hoped to lead a valiant comeback.
While he was able to make several key plays during this drive, including an impressive pickup with DK Metcalf, the Seahawks lost by way of a missed field goal.
This final drive happened while Smith was dealing with this injury.
Carroll did not provide any sort of update about Smith, and if he will miss any time.
Fans can take solace in the fact that he finished out this final drive, but the long-term impact of this triceps injury remains to be seen.
With this loss, the Seahawks dropped a game in the NFC West standings, overtaken by the San Francisco 49ers.
If the season ended today, they would still be in the playoffs, but they are dangerously close to falling out.
They cannot afford any more losses or setbacks, and with Smith hurt, there’s no telling what their future looks like.
This is a developing story with more information to follow once it is released.