Steve Smith: I don’t know when I’m coming back

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Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith offered strong support for teammate Breshad Perriman in the wake of news that Perriman’s latest knee injury may knock him out for all of the 2016 season.

That would make two seasons without any games played since the Ravens took Perriman in the first round of the 2015 draft, which is both an unfortunate turn of events for Perriman and not the only injury on Smith’s mind at this time of the year. His own torn Achilles from 2015 is also still an issue as Smith remains unsure of when he’ll be given the green light to step up his on-field activities.

Smith said a couple of months ago that he’s confident he’ll be ready to go for the start of the regular season, but that he needs to get some work in this summer if that’s going to happen.

“I don’t know when I’m coming back,” Smith said, via ESPN.com. “I just know I have to be able to do something in training camp to be able to play for the season. That’s just the way I operate. I can’t go from doing absolutely nothing [and] sitting on my butt for all of training camp and then go out there and play.”

Smith’s return to health was big for the Ravens even when they were expecting Perriman to be part of the offense. It may be even bigger now as the Ravens aim to improve on last year’s offensive output.

13 responses to “Steve Smith: I don’t know when I’m coming back

  1. Smith will do whatever it takes to see that milestone stat next to his name: 1000 catches.

  2. I thought the plan was to NOT have Kamar Aiken as your #1 WR this year…w mr knees out, and smitty still on the mend, looks like kamar in the 1, washed up wallace at the 2, and whatever other scrub we can find to play 3…

    Oz…seriously, every year it gets closer and closer to decosta time…and im starting to hope it comes sooner than later.

  3. Hopefully never. Have loathed this turd ever since he got away with sucker punching a Panther’s rookie in the locker room, breaking his jaw and ruining his career. Smith is just filth.

  4. Ozzie, please go down to the bayou, find a voodoo wizard and shake this curse you have at drafting WRs. No offense to you Steve, you are awesome, but you shouldn’t be carrying a team at your age. My Ravens are cursed.

  5. Does it really matter ? Looks like another sub .500 season for the Ratbirds as John Harbaugh continues to try to learn the rules.

  6. Not a Ravens or Panthers fan but between the lines Steve Smith is a bad bad man. The kind of guy you love on your own team and hate on an opponents. Hope he makes it back to 100% for his last season, watching him go out as a shadow of himself would suck.

  7. The negative Ozzie comments are so laughable. Yeah, he’s never really hit on a WR. Everyone knows that. But let’s not act like he didn’t get you two Super Bowls with two different coaches/systems and two entirely different types of teams. He knows what he’s doing.

    It’s called adaptation. If the Ravens listened to people on the internet, they would be the Browns.

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