Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba will undergo surgery on his wrist Tuesday but still could be available for the start of the regular season, ESPN reported.
Per the report, the Seahawks will determine the expected recovery time for their first-round draft pick following his surgery in Philadelphia.
Smith-Njigba sustained the injury while reeling in a 48-yard catch during the second quarter of Saturday's 22-14 preseason victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
The Seahawks selected Smith-Njigba with the 20th overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Smith-Njigba, 21, missed the majority of last season with Ohio State due to a hamstring injury. The preseason All-American sustained that injury in the season opener and played just parts of two games after that.
He had been poised to have a big season for the Buckeyes after catching 15 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2022. He finished the 2021 campaign with a Big Ten-record 1,606 yards receiving and nine TDs.
—Field Level Media