Kevin Smith leaves game with ankle injury - Kevin Smith has been a nice story the past couple weeks. He’s the Lions running back who didn’t have a job last month only to take over after Jahvid Best went on the IR list and gained 201 yards of total offense against the Packers on Thanksgiving.
It even earned Smith an Eye on Football offensive player of the week award, which he has to admit is a pretty nice honor.
But while fighting through an ankle injury that kept him questionable to play Monday vs. the Saints, his ankle appeared to give way after catching a pass from Matthew Stafford in the third quarter, and he flopped to the ground without any contact. He limped to the bench and looked awfully disappointed when he got there.
Though the Saints are breezing their way to victory, Smith has been effective, making six catches for 46 yards while rushing six times for 34 yards and a touchdown.
But he could be on his way to returning. According to Rapid Reporter Larry Holder, Smith had his ankle retaped and might try to “give it a go again."