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Kevin Smith Injury: Lions RB Reportedly Has High Ankle Sprain

At halftime of the Thanksgiving Day game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, Fox's Jimmy Johnson reported that running back Kevin Smith has a high ankle sprain. Johnson said he talked to the Lions' trainer, who reported that Smith's return is doubtful.

Smith has been out of the game since he pulled up lame on a reverse in the second quarter. He pitched the ball to Nate Burleson and immediately started limping. After trainers checked him out on the sideline, he was carted off to the locker room.

Smith returned to the sideline before halftime, but he had an ice pack on his ankle. That makes sense if he does indeed have a high ankle sprain, which usually takes a few weeks to recover from. Chances are his day is for sure done if that is the injury.

With Smith out, the Lions are going with Maurice Morris as the primary running back. He is not running as well as Smith was before the injury, though.

UPDATE: Smith has officially been ruled out of the game.