JETS QB GENO SMITH PUNCHED OUT BY TEAMMATE, WILL MISS 6-10 WEEKS WITH BROKEN JAW

Jets quarterback Geno Smith has a broken jaw after a fight with a teammate and will be sidelined for the next six to ten weeks, according to New York head coach Todd Bowles.

“He got cold-cocked. Sucker punched, whatever you want to call it, in the jaw,” Bowles said of Smith, who had been anointed the starting quarterback earlier this summer by the Jets’ coaching staff.

The injury, reportedly the result of a locker room fight Tuesday with linebacker IK Enemkpali, means that veteran journeymanRyan Fitzpatrick will take controls of the Jets offense going forward.

While Smith will almost certainly miss the start of the regular season (set to open in roughly four weeks), his status for the Oct. 25 game against the Patriots in Foxboro is certainly in doubt.

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