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Seahawks QB Geno Smith could miss 10 days after having cyst removed from knee

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith is competing with Paxton Lynch for the backup quarterback role on the team, and he may have lost a little ground with an injury. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll announced after Thursday nights game that Smith could miss up to 10 days of practice because of a cyst that he needs to have removed from his knee.

Smith did start Thursday’s game against the Denver Broncos, but he struggled, going 3-for-9 passing and finishing with a passer rating of 56.7. He also was sacked twice in the game and didn’t look very comfortable on the field.

Lynch entered the game in the third quarter and was strong, finishing 11-for-15 for 109 yards and a touchdown. He finished the game with a passer rating of 115.7.

“I thought I did a good job of just moving the ball, taking completions when I had the opportunity to, and taking my shots when they were there,” Lynch said via The News Tribune. “I know there are some things that I can do better. …But my main goal was to go out there and move the ball with these guys, and win. And that’s what we did.”

Next week will be a big start for Lynch as he will get more run against a first or maybe second-string defense and maybe he can prove that he should be the one backing up Wilson. The team will probably sign another quarterback in the next couple of days to at least get them through practice with Smith being out for the next week and a half.