Bengals rookie tackle Andre Smith reportedly broke his foot at practice Tuesday, but not all breaks are created equal.
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that Smith will be off the field for only 7-10 days, and should be fully back in the mix within two weeks.
Smith reportedly suffered a stress fracture in his left foot, according to La Canfora’s sources. It sounds like Smith’s status for Week One is still in serious doubt, but the Bengals have avoided a major injury.
Smith’s injury is reportedly similar to one suffered by Broncos running back LaMont Jordan, who missed a week of practice. Of course, Smith will have to prove when he returns that he can last more than two days without getting hurt again.