Geno Smith Gets Punched in the Jaw by Teammate, Expected to Be out 6-10 Weeks

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It’s never easy being a New York Jets fan. Tuesday’s incident is just another reason why fans of the Jets should just keep their eyes closed when things seem to be going well.

Second-year defensive end IK Enemkpali reportedly punched Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith in the locker room on Tuesday, breaking his jaw in two places.

Not surprisingly, the team immediately released Enemkpali after the incident. Jets head coach Todd Bowles has zero tolerance for what happened.

Back in May, New York named Smith their opening week starter, despite the 24-year-old’s recent struggles. Now it looks like the ball will be snapped to Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is entering his 11th season in the league and has played for four different teams in four seasons.

UPDATE 2:40 PM ET: Smith posted the following on his Instagram page:

 

ILL BE BACK!

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