Jets WR Jeff Smith Has Concussion After Car Crash | WGN 720 radio
FLORHAM PARK, NJ (AP) New York Jets wide receiver Jeff Smith has a concussion after being in a car crash Wednesday morning.
The head injury casts doubt on his availability for Sunday’s Jets game against the Tennessee Titans.
Smith, 24, was on his way to the team’s facilities when the accident occurred. Upon arrival at the facility, he underwent tests which revealed the concussion. Smith has been taken out of training and will now be part of the NFL concussion protocol.
There were no immediate details of the crash, but Agent Garriet Blair told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Smith was “fine” physically and “more upset with his new car.” Smith was not seen in the field during the first part of the practice open to reporters.
Smith is in his third season with the Jets after signing as an undrafted free agent from Boston College. He started his college career as a quarterback, but converted to a wide receiver. Smith has two catches for 48 yards in three games and also has an important role on special teams, serving as a gunner on the punt cover.
Smith has 20 career receptions for 227 yards in 16 games, including four starts.
With Smith unsure of whether to play, the Jets could lose two wide receivers to the Titans. Rookie Elijah Moore is also going through concussion protocol after being injured last Sunday in Denver.
Veteran Jamison Crowder missed the first three games, first on the COVID-19 roster and then with a groin injury. But coach Robert Saleh said Crowder was “inclined” to be ready to play against Tennessee. The crowd was limited to practice.
Healthy Jets receivers include Corey Davis, Keelan Cole, Braxton Berrios and Denzel Mims, a second-round player last year who has only played one game this season while struggling to find an attacking role. . New York also has Vyncint Smith and DJ Montgomery on the practice squad.
NOTES: S Marcus Maye (ankle) missed practice. … TE Tyler Kroft was limited after injuring a rib in Denver. … Safeties Ashtyn Davis (foot) and Sharrod Neasman (hamstring) have both been assigned to return to training for the injured reserve.
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