Jimmy Smith likely to play in 1st game since Achilles injury in 2017
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By Matthew Stevens

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith is continuing his rather miraculous recovery. Roughly eight months after tearing his Achilles tendon in 2017, Smith will be back on the field playing again. Smith is suited up and looking like he’ll play against the Los Angeles Rams.

Smith was off to a Pro Bowl season last year before injuring his Achilles. He battled through a sore Achilles prior to shut down opposing offenses. According to PFF, Smith was one of the best cornerbacks in the league prior to his injury, something the Ravens are hoping he can immediately get back to.

That being said, it’s not likely Smith is completely back either. Even if he’s physically 100 percent, major injuries have a mental side that can often keep a player from playing like they used to until they get familiar again. Like most of Baltimore’s starters, Smith likely won’t play very much in Thursday’s game. But this is still a great opportunity for Smith to get his legs back under him, knock off some rust and fully prepare for the season ahead of him.

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