Shop for Tampa Bay Buccaneers gear at Fanatics.com

KR Smith Expected to be Back from Rare Inflammation

Kick returner Clifton Smith didn’t play last night, but is expected to be back soon from a rare inflammation:

Buccaneers running back/returner Clifton Smith missed Saturday night’s preseason game with a rare sort of inflammation that has been likened to gout. It appears it’s not completely clear what is causing the inflammation in Smith’s knee, but it obviously is subsiding because the Bucs expect Smith to return to the field later this week. When Smith does make it back, it won’t be a moment too soon. He missed last week’s preseason opener, too, and he admits he’s in a fight to make the final roster just two years removed from his Pro Bowl appearance as a rookie. Smith is fighting off legitimate threats from receiver Micheal Spurlock and running back Kareem Huggins — two young players with respected return ability who also are progressing nicely as position players.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Buccaneers Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Leave a Reply