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The Seattle Seahawks outperformed expectations last season and made their way to the playoffs, going 9-8 in their first year after the Russell Wilson trade.

Seattle’s road back to the playoffs may have gotten a bit tougher on Tuesday, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba injured his wrist in Saturday night’s win against the Cowboys, and will be having surgery in Philadelphia.

The first-rounder out of Ohio State had a strong showing in the game against Dallas, hauling in three receptions for 58 yards, one of which was a 48-yard completion where he was tackled on the one-yard line. That play is when the injury occurred, per Schefter.

Following a promising 2021 where Smith-Njigba had 95 receptions for 1,606 yards and set the Rose Bowl single-game receiving record with 347 yards in Ohio State’s win over Utah, the wide receiver strained his hamstring on Ohio State’s 2022 season opener against Notre Dame and played in just three games before deciding to sit out the rest of the season to heal up and focus on the NFL Draft.

There currently is no timetable for how long Smith-Njigba will be out, or if the injury will cost him any time in the regular season. An update will be provided after the surgery.

The shocking news led to plenty of reactions on social media.

[Adam Schefter]