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Report: Geno Smith wants to play through what’s considered a ‘two-week’ groin injury

The Seahawks quarterback is ‘intent on trying to push through’, while the coaching staff is holding off on a final decision until they get to see him in pre-game warmups.

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The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers are set to face off Sunday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium, and Seattle needs a win in order to prevent falling below .500 on the season for the first time since after the Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. That is a tall task for the Hawks, especially given the lengthy injury report the team released Friday, which included several key members of the team, in particular the offense, being designated as questionable for the matchup against the Niners.

Those listed as questionable included Geno Smith, Zach Charbonnet, Ken Walker, Jarran Reed, Jordyn Brooks and Tre Brown, but reports from late Saturday and early Sunday indicate that at least Smith, Charbonnet and Walker will at least to attempt to play.

So, those three could be on the field for the game, but Adam Schefter of ESPN provided additional details on the severity of Smith’s injury, reporting that in most cases a player suffering the type of groin injury Geno is battling would be out for at least a couple of weeks.

According to Schefter, Smith is intent on playing even though the coaching staff is set to reserve final judgement until they see how he performs in pre-game warmups and how much the groin and triceps injuries limit his ability to perform on the field.

If Smith is unable to go, the Seahawks would turn to Drew Lock, who would be starting his first game in the NFL since the 2021 season finale for the Denver Broncos.