Jets QB Geno Smith back on practice field despite being slowed a bit by sore ankle
CORTLAND, N.Y. – New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has fully participated in practice despite a sore right ankle that shortened his NFL debut at Detroit on Friday night.
Smith twisted the ankle on a play in the third quarter of the Jets' 26-17 loss, but he says an X-ray and MRI exam revealed "great results" and calls it a "little ankle injury."
Smith was cleared by the Jets' trainers Sunday morning. He had a solid practice with the first-team offense and threw consecutive touchdown passes to Konrad Reuland in goal-line drills.
Smith, competing with Mark Sanchez for the starting job, says he is not completely healed and was "slower" on drop backs. But he says it was important for his teammates to see him tough out minor injuries.