Jimmy Smith Carted To Locker Room In New England


Ravens top cornerback Jimmy Smith suffered an ankle injury near the end of the first quarter of Monday Night Football against the New England Patriots and did not return.

Head Coach John Harbaugh said after the game that Smith has a sprained ankle, but didn't specify whether it's a high ankle sprain or how much time he's going to miss.

Smith made a tackle on the goal line when his cleat appeared to get stuck in the turf and his leg twisted.

He was in obvious pain and slammed the turf with his hands as trainers came onto the field. Smith eventually limped off the field with the medical staff's assistance. After reaching the sidelines, he was carted to the locker room, as he couldn't put any weight on ankle.

The Patriots scored on a 1-yard touchdown rumble by running back LeGarrette Blount on the very next play.

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The Ravens' No. 1-ranked defense has been a different unit without Smith on the field this season.

After he left the game against the New York Giants, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. scored two long touchdowns to deliver a 27-23 Giants win. Smith also didn't play against the Dallas Cowboys because of a back injury and wide receiver Dez Bryant scored two touchdowns.

Cornerback Shareece Wright took Smith's spot on the outside opposite rookie fourth-round pick Tavon Young.

"Obviously when Jimmy goes down, it hurts us, but Shareece came in and played outstanding I thought," safety Eric Weddle said. "There wasn't really a drop-off."

In addition to losing Smith, veteran slot cornerback Jerraud Powers also left the game with a concussion. The Ravens didn't provide an update on the severity of the concussion.

With Smith and Powers both out in the fourth quarter, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady connected with wide receiver Chris Hogan for a 79-yard touchdown to essentially seal the game. Brady finished with four touchdowns and 408 passing yards in the Patriots victory.

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