By Lewis Gould
WFT quarterback Alex Smith has been ruled out of Sunday’s game in Seattle because of a calf injury, head coach Ron Rivera announced today.
Dwayne Haskins Jr. will start against the Seattle Seahawks.
Smith, who left the San Francisco 49ers game in the first half, was hopeful he would be able to play in Week 15. Even if he was not able to practice this week, he and Rivera both felt comfortable with him starting Sunday if he was healthy enough.
However, when Smith went through “some of the drills,” Rivera said he still felt some tightness, so the team decided not to push him any further.”
“For me, it just boils down to being honest with myself,” Smith told reporters Wednesday. “I’m going to do everything I can all week from a treatment and rest standpoint, mentally preparing to get ready. Certainly, there is a point obviously here as the week goes on where decisions have to be made. For me, it’s just about being honest. Either you can or you can’t.”