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Ravens WR Steve Smith Has Four Broken Bones In His Back

Update:

The Ravens have issued a statement regarding Steve Smith’s injury:

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Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that Ravens WR Steve Smith has four broken bones in his back, and it remains unclear how long he’ll be sidelined with this injury.

Smith wound up undergoing an MRI in recent days, which revealed the severity of his injury.

According to Wilson, there are ways he can play through it with pain tolerance, but no decision made yet by the Ravens regarding his long-term status.

Baltimore was already in bad shape at receiver, even with Smith healthy. However, they also placed WR Michael Campanaro on season-ending injured reserve Saturday.

It’s worth mentioning that the Ravens have already stuck a deal with the Rams for WR Chris Givens, so we’ll have to see how quickly they can get him up to speed in their offense.

Smith, 36, has already said that this will be last season in the NFL, even though he has two years remaining on his three-year, $10.5 million contract. Smith will make a base salary of $3 million this year and next.

This season, Smith has appeared in four games and caught 29 passes for 373 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Ravens.