Steve Smith officially week-to-week

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Baltimore Ravens, amid speculation about Steve L Smith's back injury, issued a statement Saturday saying the veteran wide receiver is "week to week."

A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the Ravens are unsure about Smith's availability for the team's next game against the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 11.

"He's going to be fine," the source said. "Just a little ginger."

Smith was speared in his lower back by Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons late in the third quarter of the Ravens' 23-20 overtime win in Pittsburgh on Thursday night. He did not return to the game, and the Ravens announced the injury as a lower back contusion.

"He does have a back injury," Ravens spokesman Kevin Byrne said in a statement Saturday. "It is not a surgical issue. His status is currently week to week."

Fantasy Impact: 

We likely won't know more about Smith's back and his status for Week 5 until later next week. The Ravens host Cleveland in an early game.

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