Smith (ankle) had surgery to clean up the high-ankle sprain he suffered in December, Adam Caplan and Ben Goessling of ESPN.com report. Smith missed two games due to his high-ankle sprain but managed to play on the injury in the final two weeks of the season and the Pro Bowl. He initially said he wouldn't need surgery, but later determined that the cleanup was the best option. He's expected to be back to full health by the time training camp roles around.
Smith (ankle) is active for Sunday's game at Green Bay, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Smith had full participation in Friday's practice, which suggests he'll be able to start at safety and play a regular workload.
Smith (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's tilt against the Packers. Smith hasn't played since spraining his ankle in Week 13 but his full participation in Friday's practice session indicates he could return for Saturday's game.
Smith (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, but it's unclear whether he'll travel with the team for Saturday's game against the Packers. "We're still going to talk about it," Smith told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "[I'm] going to leave that one up to them." Thursday marked the first time that Smith has practiced since injuring his ankle in the Vikings' loss to the Cowboys in Week 13. The Viking secondary could be getting the likes of Smith and Trae Wayne back in the fold Saturday if they continue to progress, however. Smith's level of participation in Friday's practice ought to provide more clarity on his status heading into the pivotal Week 16 showdown with the Packers.
Smith (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Indianapolis. Head coach Mike Zimmer refuted reports that Smith wouldn't return this season and said he could play this week. However, Smith wasn't able to return to this practice. Zimmer's optimism could mean that Smith may return for one of Minnesota's final two regular season games.