"We would probably be equally upset if our guy was knocked out of the game like that. That's unfortunate that he got injured. We certainly don't want to see that," Whitney said. "I can understand their frustration, as they can probably understand ours when our most valuable player (Smith) gets hit in the jaw. ...You don't want to see anybody in our league get injured. I can understand the frustration, and I can understand the league's going to handle it the way they have to handle it."