Nov 10, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) waves his arms at the crowd during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens Jimmy Smith spitting up blood, out with bruised chest

Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith left the preseason, week 2 game against the Cowboys with an chest injury that ESPN Reporter Jamison Hensley reported to be a busied chest. Ravens Game Day’s Qadry Ismail said that Smith was spitting up blood.

It’s preseason. Starters are bound to come out of the game anyways, so this may not be that big of an issue. However, the fact the he was spitting up is probably cause for concern.  Hopefully, the injury is not severe, and Smith will be back in action soon. If it isn’t major, then the injury should be something of a relief, since the Smith appeared to hit his head on the play, and a concussion could be much more serious than a chest bruise.

Things aren’t exactly shoring up at the cornerback position. The Ravens are struggling to keep their best players on the field. With Ladarius Webb, Asa Jackson and Aaron Ross all injured, Smith seemed to be the sole survivor atop the depth chart. Smith’s status will be closely monitored, as he was expected to be an impact player. Smith was the 27th overall selection in the 2011 draft. The former Colorado standout is 26 years old.

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