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Reggie Smith Update: Reportedly Torn Meniscus Requiring Surgery

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We've got an update on the Reggie Smith injury front as Matt Barrows has learned through a source that Reggie Smith suffered a torn meniscus in one of his knees. While any injury requiring surgery reaches some level of "serious" a meniscus tear is less serious than a lot of the alternatives.

I did a quick search and saw one quick story from a couple years back when Sedrick Ellis tore his medial meniscus and was expected to miss two to four weeks. He missed three games in October with the injury before bouncing back the rest of the way. As a defensive lineman Ellis plays a much different position than Reggie Smith's safety position. I don't know how that impacts recovery time but it might factor in a little bit.

We still don't have a complete confirmation on the knee injury, but this is the most specific update we've seen thus far. If this ends up being how the injury plays out, things could have ended up a lot worse. Injuries are never a good thing, but missing a few weeks which will likely cover primarily preseason is not quite like missing a few weeks during the season or missing the whole season. We'll keep an eye out for further developments.