Smith (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's OTA, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. "I'm doing everything, so it's not really an issue," said Smith of his ankle Thursday.
A high-ankle sprain forced Smith to miss two games late last season and ultimately required offseason surgery. Although he was reportedly limited earlier in OTAs, it appears that Smith's ankle is fully recovered. Despite being hampered by his ankle injury last season, Smith still managed to top 90 tackles for the third time in his career. Provided that he can stay healthy, there's little reason to think he can't have a repeat performance in 2017.
Smith (ankle) had surgery to clean up the high-ankle sprain he suffered in December, Adam Caplan and Ben Goessling of ESPN 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 had full participation in Friday's practice, which suggests he'll be able to start at safety and play a regular workload.
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.
Thursday marked the first time that Smith has practiced since injuring his ankle in the
|P2||8/18/17||@ SEA||10:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|5||10/9/17||@ CHI||8:30 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ CLE||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ DET||12:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/17||@ GB||8:30 pm|
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