Running back Kevin Smith hopes to return Sunday at Chicago after leaving the Lions’ 19-14 victory over Washington with a shoulder injury.
“I’m alive,” Smith said today. “I’m not ready to play if we had to play a game tomorrow, and that’s just probably because of the general soreness. But I’m 22 years old. I usually heal pretty fast. I don’t have any bone damage or anything like that.”
Asked if it was just a bruise, Smith said: “I don’t know yet. I’m about to go walk in there and find out. I haven’t gotten my results yet. But they say I’m not out of it, so that’s a good sign.”
Smith said his goal was to get back to practice Wednesday. He said he needs at least a couple of days of practice to feel prepared for a game.