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Kevin Smith has probable ACL tear

Reports that Lions running back Kevin Smith is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury seem to overlook the reality that only three games are left in the season.  So it wouldn’t take much to knock him out through Week 17.

The bigger question is whether and to what extent Smith will be available for the offseason program as the Lions try to get ready for 2010.

Per a league source, Smith currently is believed to have a torn ACL.  An MRI exam on Monday will gauge the extent of the damage.

Coach Jim Schwartz said after the game that Smith likely has suffered a “significant” knee injury.

“I was just catching a flat pass and trying to cut back and somehow my leg got stuck in the ground,” Smith said, per the Detroit News.  “My knee just buckled and I had extreme pain instantly.  I gotta get tests tomorrow, but it doesn’t feel real good.”

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5 Responses to “Kevin Smith has probable ACL tear”
  1. SmellMyFinger says: Dec 13, 2009 8:22 PM

    To bad. He’s one of the only bright spots on this horrible team.

  2. Godmoney says: Dec 13, 2009 8:26 PM

    Great, if the Lions don’t already have enough problems….
    How many Lions have hit the IR this season? 15-16?

  3. RavensFreak00 says: Dec 13, 2009 8:57 PM

    Probable? No, it IS an ACL tear.

  4. DocBG says: Dec 13, 2009 9:47 PM

    there goes the season

  5. simple_simon1 says: Dec 14, 2009 1:54 PM

    And out of nowhere, one of the bright spots go down. Now I’m simply thinking the following. The Lions need lots of help but the teams picking ahead of them are going to be, most likely, the Bucs, the Rams and the Browns. Well, the Rams are QB for sure. The Bucs are going defense or WR or something. The Browns, who knows. But I think the Lions might be taking the Heisman winner now, although I thik it would be better to trade down to somebody else and get a bunch of picks. Guess we’ll see.

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