Updated 07:33 AM EST, Mon, Mar 01, 2021

New York Jets QB Geno Smith Tosses Football Days After Broken Jaw Surgery

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Just two days after his broken jaw surgery, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith was already tossing football with a friend over the weekend and this certainly did not please his team.

New York Post reported that the quarterback, who broke his jaw with a locker-room fight, was spotted playing catch even though his cheeks were still visibly swollen.

The Post spotted Smith at the parking lot of his apartment in New Jersey.

"I feel great. You see me throwin', right?" said Smith, who was shirtless and sporting a black tape under his eyes.

Asked for a message to the team's fans, Smith said that they should be ready for his comeback.

The same report added that when he was asked about the fight with Buffalo Bills' linebacker IK Enemkpali, who broke Smith's Jaw, he declined to give any comment.

The two reportedly brawled over the $600 that Smith owed the linebacker.

"You're on private property, and I've been nice, but I don't want to call the cops on you," was his response when the Post reporter still insisted on asking him questions about the fight.

According to Yahoo Sports, Smith's speech was still a bit slurred because of the swelling on his jaw.

Surgeons have repaired the quarterback's broken jaw by placing metal plates and screws.

This after-surgery exercise did not seem to please the Jets as coach Todd Bowles.

Bowles said that Smith should not be doing the physical activity after they internally discussed his current situation.

In an NJ.com report, Bowles said the quarterback will not be disciplined for not following his doctor's order

"He just got surgery; you don't want him getting infected, Bowles said. "[The doctors] said he couldn't do anything physical, so I'm going by the rules of what they said."

"As an organization, we handled that. It's not disappointing; it's something you don't want to do. We addressed it," he added.

ESPN reported that Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan had a sit-down with Smith to discuss their position on what the player did.

The team was not only worried of him infecting his fresh wound but also raised the possibility that he could injure himself again.

He was expected to be back in the games in six to 10 weeks since he just had his surgery last Thursday though his jaw was not wired shut.

ESPN also said that the incident again put into question Smith's maturity, especially after being under fire last year for cursing a fan.

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