On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Jan. 28, 2017 1:30 PM EST Senior Bowl The Baltimore Ravens scouts are heading to Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama to check out prospects for the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft.
  • Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 8:00 PM EST Pro Bowl The 2017 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 29, 2017 and will be televised live on ESPN from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
  • Sat., Feb. 18, 2017 10:00 AM EST Cheerleader Prep Clinics Get ready for Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader tryouts at the Cheerleader Prep Clinics!
  • Thu., Mar. 02, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST NFL Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.
  • Fri., Mar. 03, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST NFL Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.
  • Sat., Mar. 04, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST NFL Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.
  • Sat., Mar. 04, 2017 9:30 AM EST Cheerleader Tryouts Tryout to be part of the 2017 Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders!
  • Sun., Mar. 05, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST NFL Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.
  • Sat., Mar. 11, 2017 11:00 AM EST Playmaker Tryouts Tryout to become a Baltimore Ravens Playmaker!
  • Sat., Apr. 01, 2017 8:45 AM EDT Marching Ravens Auditions Come join us and become part of the best marching band in the NFL!

News

Print
RSS

Jimmy Smith Has Groin Surgery

Posted Nov 15, 2012

Cornerback Jimmy Smith is expected to return by the end of the season.


Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith had surgery Thursday morning on his injured groin, adding more pain to Baltimore’s already hurting secondary.

Smith is expected to be back by the end of the season, according to Ravens Senior Vice President of Public & Community Relations Kevin Byrne.

In the meantime, Baltimore will reach deeper into its secondary and call on special teams ace Corey Graham, second-year player Chykie Brown and recently-signed veteran Chris Johnson.

“You don’t expect all this to happen, but it’s football,” Defensive Coordinator Dean Pees said. “It’s professional football. Some years you go through and you’re unscathed. Some years you go through and it’s not. But you have to make do with what you got.”

Smith stepped in as a starter for two games after top cornerback Lardarius Webb went down with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee on Oct. 14 against Dallas.

Smith was unable to play against Oakland this past Sunday because he couldn’t loosen up his groin adequately. Last year’s first-round pick dressed, but stayed on the sideline.

Harbaugh said the team was going to take a “hard look” at Smith’s injury, and after doing so determined surgery was the best course of action.

Smith had the successful surgery in Philadelphia.

With Smith sidelined, Graham started outside and Brown saw 49 of 77 snaps against the Raiders.

Pees said he thought they played “OK,” adding that they made some plays and others that they didn’t. But he also said he has a lot of confidence in them.

“I think both of them are improving every day,” Pees said. “We need to do a good job of putting them in the right spots.”

Graham has mostly played more inside during his NFL career. He said there’s not that much different sliding outside and that he’s “very comfortable” with the Ravens defense at this point of the season.

“It’s big for us, but other guys got to step up,” Graham said. “You just have to go up there and make plays and find a way to get it done.”

Baltimore also signed nine-year veteran Chris Johnson, who does not yet know how big of a role he would have in the secondary.

Pees said they will try to get Johnson ready to play as fast as possible, but “probably nobody” could get the team’s schemes down in a short amount of time to be ready for the Steelers.

Johnson said he’s just part of the puzzle, but is confident in his skills.

“I have knowledge of the game and speed,” Johnson said. “There are really no guys that can run away from me in this league.”


Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos