NEW YORK (AP) – New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is seeking a second opinion on the injury that would end his season _ and likely his time with the team that drafted him.
NFL Network first reported the severity of Smith’s injury on Monday.
Smith, a second-round pick in 2013, injured his knee while taking a sack from Baltimore’s Matt Judon in the second quarter of the Jets’ 24-16 win Sunday.
Smith, who got the start in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick, had an MRI on Monday.
Smith lost his starting job to Fitzpatrick last summer when his jaw was broken by a punch from then-teammate IK Enemkpali. Until Sunday, Smith hadn’t started a game since the 2014 season finale.
The Jets will now apparently have to turn back to Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback.
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