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Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith suffered an ankle injury against the Raiders on Saturday, but avoided a serious injury and did not suffer a broken ankle.
As reported by Chris McCosky of Detroitnews.com, Kevin Smith twisted his right ankle in the third quarter and limped off the field.
“I just got scared being under that pile of big guys,” Smith said. “I was scared it was another high ankle sprain and I know how long it took me to get back healthy from that. It’s not a high ankle sprain, so that’s a positive.”
In a related story, X-rays on quarterback Matthew Stafford’s injured hand were also negative. The former first overall pick from the University of Georgia suffered a contusion to his non-throwing hand.
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The ankle injury Lions halfback Kevin Smith suffered in Saturday's preseason game against Oakland doesn't appear to be serious. Smith told reporters after the game that X-rays on his injured ankle came back negative. He also claims that he does not have a high ankle sprain.Fantasy Spin:Smith is likely to see most of the carries for Detroit this year with starter Jahvid Best...
Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford and running back Kevin Smith, who left with injuries during Saturday's preseason game in Oakland, said they will not miss any significant time. Stafford suffered a left-hand injury -- his non-throwing hand -- while hitting it on a helmet during a second-quarter pass. Smith limped off the field with what appeared to be a leg injury. Both...
The Lions’ all-time scoring leader Jason Hanson will return for his 21st season with the team after winning the kicking role from undrafted rookie Derek Dimke.
Heading into camp however it was expected that the 42 year old Hanson would win the job outright and continue an amazing run with the only NFL team he’s ever known. The Lions were also comfortable with giving Hanson the...
Theres lots of speculation about what running back the Detroit Lions should acquire to give their depleted offensive backfield a boost.
It makes for good conversation.
The reality is, if the offensive line doesnt do a better job run-blocking than it did in Saturdays 31-20 preseason loss at Oakland, it wont matter who's carrying the ball.
The Lions were a one-dimensional offense...
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered an injury to his non-throwing hand in the second quarter of Saturday's Lions-Raiders preseason game. That doesn't sound serious, but soon after that, running back Kevin Smith injured his right ankle early in the third quarter and had to leave the game.
Smith was seen punching a bench when he returned to the sideline after hurting...
The wide receiver class is incredibly deep this season. If you miss out on some of the top guys such as Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald don’t panic. There is value to be had in the middle and late rounds. A few days ago, I was thinking of featuring San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown in this space, but his broken ankle will leave him shelved for at least half of the season...
The biggest concern with playing four preseason games is that key players will suffer injuries along the way.
The Detroit Lions received one of those scares Saturday night in their 31-20 road loss to the Oakland Raiders when quarterback Matthew Stafford injured his left (non-throwing) handwrist.
He got his hand banged, coach Jim Schwartz said during an interview with the Lions...
Go ahead, blame the officials.
Many fingers were pointed in the direction of the zebras after this game, and while I agree that it was a poorly officiated game, I refuse to believe that it cost the Lions a chance to win.
The Lions have only one direction to point the finger: right back at themselves.
I’ll start with the positives, number one being special teams. Jason Hanson...
Detroit running back Jahvid Best has officially been placed on the physically unable to perform list. He'll miss at least the first six games of the season.Fantasy Spin:Best has been out since Week 6 of last season while dealing with concussion-like symptoms. With Best out, Kevin Smith will enter the season as the Lions' starter at halfback.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford left in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders with an injury to his left, non-throwing hand.
The team said his return was questionable.
Stafford's hand appeared to get hit by an Oakland defender after throwing an incomplete pass Saturday. Trainers were examining Stafford's hand...
Detroit Lions quarterback Mathew Stafford left tonight’s preseason game against the Raiders with a left hand injury, per Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk.com.
“Shaun Hill has replaced Stafford in the second quarter of their game against the Raiders after Stafford had to leave the game with a left hand injury. Stafford appeared to hit the hand on a helmet when Raiders defensive...
The all-important third preseason game for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions turned out to be a real Bay Area bruiser. All are expected back by the regular-season opener against St. Louis on Sept. 9.
Kevin Smith, Matthew Stafford, Bill Bentley and Chris Houston all left Detroit's 31-20 preseason loss to Oakland on Saturday with injuries Continue reading →
Like we needed another reason to hate ESPN. The four letter network recently did a power ranking of professional sport team uniforms. The Detroit Lions scored particularly low 26th out of the 32 NFL teams and 108th of the 122 uniforms they included in their rankings. Are they freaking kidding me? The Detroit Lions have worse uniforms than the Cleveland Browns? REALLY? One spot worse...
There’s a question that’s been being kicked around every water cooler from New York to Seattle where anyone playing in dynasty league stops to converse – who is Rod Streater?
The simple answer is Streater is a receiver from Oakland who has taken his chance in training camp and run with it. Through three preseason games, he has an amazing 18 catches for 165 yards on a gaudy...