It is fair to say that it has been an eventful past seven days or so for New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith.
The New York Jets quarterback had his jaw broken on Tuesday, underwent surgery on Thursday and was called out by an anonymous teammate for "deserving" the sucker punch on Friday.
And now he has gotten himself into trouble with the franchise after a photo, snapped by the New York Post, has led to an angry response from Todd Bowlers and the Jets hierarchy.
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The picture in question shows Geno Smith playing catch outside of his apartment over the weekend, an incident that usually wouldn't raise any eyebrows.
Considering, though, the fact that Smith is only a few days removed from serious surgery on his jaw and the unnecessary risks that his actions could bring, Todd Bowles' unimpressed response is far more understandable.
"He shouldn't be doing it right now," Bowles told the media.
"We handled that internally. We had that discussion. He just got surgery. You don't want him getting it infected."
Despite recent ridicule and questions over his leadership capabilities, Geno Smith was the Jets' likely starter for the 2015 campaign prior to his run in with a teammate's fist.
Bowles' frustrations and concerns over Smith's ill-thought out actions over the weekend are quite understandable.
With Smith facing the potential of up to 10 weeks out if everything goes according to plan with his rehab, the Jets franchise don't exactly want the third-year star prolonging that any more than necessary.
And by the sounds of it Smith isn't taking on board medical advice at this early stage:
“They said he couldn’t do anything physical, so I’m going by the rules of what they said so he doesn’t get an infection."
Jets fans: Do you think Geno Smith was in the wrong here, or are the Jets being over cautious? Have your say in the comments below...
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