Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith will undergo tests Monday to determine the severity of the left knee injury he suffered in Sunday’s 48-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Smith was carted off the field during the fourth quarter against the Ravens with an injury that all signs point to as being severe. He confirmed he’ll have an MRI exam, but said doctors hadn’t yet given him an indication it could be season-ending.
Smith was injured at the end of a 15-yard run when he stopped awkwardly to try to make a cut on the artificial playing surface at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium. He wasn’t touched on the play.
“I was just catching a flat pass and trying to come back in and somehow my leg got stuck in the ground and I just remember falling to the ground in extreme pain, it hurt very bad,” Smith recollected. “I’ll get tests tomorrow and find out what’s going on.”
Lions coach Jim Schwartz would only characterize the injury as “significant.” Smith didn’t speculate on what the potential damage could be, saying only “it doesn’t feel good.”