Lions RB Kevin Smith doesn't practice Monday


Lions RB Kevin Smith doesn't practice Monday

There's no ligament or bone damage associated with the ankle injury that Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith @kevinsmith34 suffered Saturday. He has assured everyone that it's not a high ankle sprain. However, Smith was held out of practice Monday to rest the ankle. He told Tim Twentymen of the Lions' official web site that it's "just a tweak and nothing serious." Head coach Jim Schwartz said it's likely that Smith and other injured players won't play in Thursday's preseason finale.

Fantasy Analysis:

I blame myself. One day after I post a note about how Smith said he feels "excellent," he goes out and gets hurt. I should have known better; I should have known how brittle Smith is. I thought he would at least go longer than a day without sustaining an injury, but that's Kevin Smith these days. I suspect the ankle won't be much of a problem or no problem at all when the Lions open their regular season in 13 days versus the St. Louis Rams. I'll say again that he should be a very fine flex option early in the season, but understand that he will probably miss a chunk a time at some point.

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