MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (KDKA) – West Virginia University quarterback Geno Smith underwent surgery last Thursday to repair the stress fracture in his left foot.
This is the second surgery Smith has received for the same injury.
According to the The Daily Athenaeum, Smith will be in a cast for 10 to 14 days, then he will wear a boot for about four weeks. It could be shorter or longer depending on what x-rays reveal. Those will be taken every two weeks.
Smith is expected to be ready for spring practice, but no date has been set by the team.
WVU head athletic trainer Dave Kerns said, he and the team knew all season Smith would have surgery in January. This time, the surgeons will insert a “fatter” screw in Smith’s foot.
Smith ended the season throwing for 2,763 yards and 24 touchdowns with a 144.7 passer rating. His team lost to N.C. State in the Champs Sports Bowl 23-7.