Smith Injury Update

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on September 28, 2009 – 10:04 pm

The biggest question following Sunday’s win over Washington had to do with the state of running back Kevin Smith.

Head Coach Jim Schwartz simply said they are waiting on test results before determining how to move forward.

Schwartz: “He’s got a shoulder. Had some tests done today, we’ll probably just see where it is this week. You’re not going to get a whole lot more out of me than that.”

Smith, who had his first 100-yard rushing game of the season, says he is sore but is looking to get back on the field as soon as possible.

Smith: “I mean, I’m not ready to play if we had to play a game tomorrow and that’s from the general soreness, but I’m 22 years old and I usually heal pretty fast. There’s nothing. I don’t have any bone damage or anything like that. It’s just icing down, what you have to do in the NFL. You’re not going to be healthy a lot of weeks, so I got to spend most of the hours of the day icing down, getting treatment, to get myself back.”

If Smith isn’t able to go this week, the start would go to veteran Maurice Morris who finished Sunday’s game with 10 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Schwartz: “Maurice (Morris) is a skilled running back. He’s been very efficient in his runs. He carried the ball two times against the Vikings, I think 8 and 9 yards were his two carries. He had a couple in this game that he’d probably like to have back, but Maurice, when you look at his efficiency, his efficiency has been very good. We have a lot of confidence that if he has to go that he can shoulder the load. It’s one of the reasons that he was brought here, to be able to take 30 carries in a game if he had to.”

From Smith’s standpoint, getting hurt hasn’t hurt the enjoyment of his first NFL win.

Smith: “Of course, I would have loved to finish with the guys, but they still gave me high fives. They didn’t feel like I was not part of the team anymore. I still went out there and celebrated.”


Posted in DetroitLions.com Blog | 4 Comments »


4 Responses to “Smith Injury Update”

  1. By Andrea Molinari on Sep 29, 2009 | Reply

    Thank God!

    Kevin, you the heart and soul of this franchise. If we had ten more guys like you we would win the Super Bowl.

    Rest Kevin, you earned it. Make sure you are ready to pay before you go back out there buddy!

  2. By don on Sep 29, 2009 | Reply

    For one thing there is NO reason that this TEAM would feel like you were not part of them or this win!
    YOU ran for 100 yrds. if I am correct,maybe you even had more than that!
    Of coarse your a part of it!
    YOU are a very important part of this TEAM!
    YOU got hurt. That doesn’t make you not part of the TEAM?
    I am very proud of the way that you played yesterday.
    because to be honest It didn’t look to me like you were feeling very well the whole game? You just didn’t seem like the same old Kevin? BUT,even though you weren’t feeling well you still came in that game and played your behind off! And that is something to be proud of.
    I am proud of this whole TEAM! And I feel that there is going to be a bright future ahead for this TEAM!
    And I am glad that you are a part of it!
    MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!
    BUT, really I saw you playing the other day in this win and you did a great job moving that ball and making great moves to move the ball and I know that there is more of that kind of action inside of you and even better that we havent seen yet.
    I can’t wait to see more of that in the future.
    Great game Kevin,and it is great to have you on this TEAM!
    OK enough sucking up! BUT,it is for real,I am proud to have you on my TEAM!
    I hope that you are OK for next weeks game Because this TEAM needs you to be with them.
    Well that was a great game and I knew that you guy’s could do it! And I know you can do it A LOT MORE!
    SO GO DO IT!

  3. By kalen santiago on Oct 2, 2009 | Reply

    man you ran the ball so tuff every game rest up and come back and do what you do boy>>>>

  4. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Poor guy can’t stay healthy.

Post a Comment