Ravens HC John Harbaugh announced following Sunday’s game that WR Steve Smith suffered an Achilles tear and will be out for the rest of the season.
Regarding the possibility of this being the end of Smith’s career, Harbaugh said: “I have a feeling Steve Smith will be back.”
Here’s the video of Harbaugh’s press conference discussing Smith’s injury.
WATCH Coach Harbaugh's comments on Steve Smith's injury: https://t.co/T9coJTKJDI
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 1, 2015
Ravens WR Steve Smith went down with a right foot injury and had to be carried off the field. It appears as though this could be very serious injury for Smith, who has already been playing through a number of issues this season.
There’s been a lot of speculation as to whether Smith could return for another season, even though he has said publicly that he plans to retire at the end of the year.
If this ends up being a serious injury such as an Achilles tear, it could very well be the end of an impressive career.
Smith, 36, has two years remaining on his three-year, $10.5 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $3 million this year and next.
Coming into today, Smith had appeared in six games and caught 41 passes for 588 yards receiving and three touchdowns for the Ravens. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 3 receiver out of 107 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Smith’s injury as the news is available.