Seahawks WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba To Undergo Surgery Ahead Of 2023 Season

Seahawks rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba

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With the start of the 2023 NFL season right around the corner, the Seattle Seahawks received bad news about Jaxon Smith-Njigba at the worst time.

The rookie wide receiver will reportedly undergo surgery on Tuesday. However, it’s not all bad news.

According to Adam Schefter, although Smith-Njigba is receiving surgery on his wrist, there is still a chance he’ll be ready by Week 1 of the regular season. “Surgery will determine how long he will miss.”

So, depending on how the surgery goes, Jaxon Smith-Njigba could be back in the Seahawks’ lineup ready to go. However, we’ll have to wait and see how the surgery plays out before knowing the exact timeline to return.

Schefter also notes the exact play in which the rookie wide receiver acquired the injury. During the preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, Smith-Njigba “broke a bone in his wrist on the play in which he almost scored Saturday night.”

Jaxon Smith-Njigba was the Seahawks’ first-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft. There is plenty of hype around him, as Smith-Njigba proved to be a talented wide receiver during his time at Ohio State.

Hopefully, he receives good news after his surgery. Especially considering Seattle would love to have him on the field alongside DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett as soon as possible.

The Seahawks have a chance to stun the NFC West again, as the front office loaded up the roster for another playoff run.

With that said, the franchise will monitor Jaxon Smith-Njigba closely. Considering he’s a rookie, the organization may opt to give him extra time to heal his wrist.

Keep an eye out for another update, as more information should come to light in the coming days.