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Jimmy Smith Leaves Games With Groin Strain


The Ravens secondary suffered a blow in Sunday's loss to the Browns, as starting cornerback Jimmy Smith left the game in the second half with a groin injury and was replaced in the lineup by Corey Graham .

"Jimmy strained his groin, so we'll have to check him out tomorrow and see how he does," Head Coach John Harbaugh said.

Smith was not on the field in the fourth quarter when the Ravens were trying to get the Browns off the field to give the offense another chance to mount a late comeback.

The third-year cornerback is having a strong season in his first year as a full-time starter. He has started every game and has 30 tackles and an interception this season. Before getting hurt, the Browns were not throwing much at Smith, who spent the day mostly guarding receivers Josh Gordon and Greg Little.

Smith was the only significant injury announcement Harbaugh provided after the 24-18 loss.

Quarterback Joe Flacco was also asked about his health after another game where he took his share of hits. Flacco was sacked five times and hit another three. He was off the mark on a handful of throws, leading to some questions from fans and media about whether he was hindered by an injury.

Flacco, who has played every game in his six-year career, stressed that his health is not a concern.

"I've been pretty healthy this year," Flacco said. "I've had other seasons where I haven't felt nearly as fresh as I do right now. I feel like I'm holding up pretty well and I'm pretty fresh to be honest with you."

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