Updates from Monday, Aug. 18
Clifton Brown of CSN Mid-Atlantic updated Jimmy Smith's status at Baltimore's practice Monday:
Jimmy Smith (chest) not practicing. Ray Rice (shoulder) is on the field with the RB's to start practice. #RavensTalk— Clifton BrownCSN (@CliftonBrownCSN) August 18, 2014
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith exited the team's preseason contest against the Dallas Cowboys Saturday night after suffering a chest injury in the first quarter. According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, Smith was defending wide receiver Dez Bryant when he landed on his back, spitting blood onto the field.
Mike Preston of The Baltimore Sun later tweeted that Smith continued to show this symptom in the locker room after the game:
Ravens CB Jimmy Smith still coughing up blood in the locker room after the game.— Mike Preston (@MikePrestonSun) August 17, 2014
The Ravens' official Twitter account announced that the cornerback had received X-rays on his chest and that the results came back negative:
Cornerback Jimmy Smith had X-rays on his chest, which came back negative.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 17, 2014
Although, Smith's reaction after the game sounds rather concerning. Here's what he had to say to Preston, via Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun:
Jimmy Smith sounded like he was a bit concerned after the game: "I don't know what's wrong with me," he told colleague Mike Preston.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) August 17, 2014
Zrebiec tweeted another symptom Smith was experiencing:
Smith also said that he didn't remember anything after the first series of the game.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) August 17, 2014
Smith was replaced in Saturday's contest by Dominique Franks, who was burned by Bryant for a touchdown shortly after entering the game.
This injury is significant for Baltimore due to the lack of depth at the position. Lardarius Webb and Asa Jackson are sidelined with injuries as well, and Baltimore will be severely challenged at the cornerback position should Smith need to miss an extended period of time.