Jimmy Smith Injury: Updates on Ravens CB's Chest and Return

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIAugust 16, 2014

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) makes a catch against Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)
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Updates from Monday, Aug. 18

Clifton Brown of CSN Mid-Atlantic updated Jimmy Smith's status at Baltimore's practice Monday:

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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:

The Ravens' official Twitter account announced that the cornerback had received X-rays on his chest and that the results came back negative:

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:

Zrebiec tweeted another symptom Smith was experiencing:

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.