By 750 The Game Staff
One of the more promising rookies in the league could miss the start of the regular season.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Seattle’s No. 20 overall pick, is set to undergo wrist surgery in Philadelphia on Tuesday, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. His recovery timeline remains to be determined.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter added that Smith-Njigba had a broken bone in his wrist that necessitated the surgery, but he could still be ready for the start of the regular season.
The Seahawks host the division-rival LA Rams on Sun., Sept. 10th in the season-opener.
Smith-Njigba caught a 48-yard reception from quarterback Drew Lock in the second quarter of Seattle’s second preseason game against Dallas on Saturday night, going down at the one-yard line. He did not return to the game, finishing with three catches for 58 yards. In two preseason games, JSN has totaled 6 catches on 7 targets for 83 yards.
Seattle’s depth at the wide receiver position will be tested behind top targets DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Dareke Young has missed time with a groin injury, and with Smith-Njigba’s absence, the team will dig deeper into the reserves to potentially contribute early in the season. UCLA product Jake Bobo and Oregon State product Tyjon Lindsey could factor into that mix.