The Seattle Seahawks are optimistic about Geno Smith's availability for the Thanksgiving game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Carroll shared updates on Smith's status during his weekly show with Seattle Sports’ “Brock and Salk,” stating that Smith would undergo further evaluation on November 20, 2023.
Carroll expressed confidence that Smith would "make it back" for the Week 12 matchup against the 49ers, noting that the issue is how quickly Smith's injury settles down.
Despite the complexity of Smith's injury, Carroll predicted that the quarterback would play in the holiday showdown against the 49ers.
Host Mike Salk pressed Carroll on Smith's Week 12 status, and Carroll reaffirmed his belief that Smith would play, emphasizing the challenging nature of the upcoming game.
The update is potentially good news for Seahawks fans dissatisfied with Drew Lock's performance in the previous game against the Rams.
Carroll provided details on Smith's injury, specifying that it is a contusion on the bottom of his tricep resulting from a hit by a helmet during the Week 11 contest against the Rams.
While there is concern about added soreness as the week progresses, Carroll considered it a positive sign that Smith was able to return to the field and throw during the final drive against the Rams.