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Kevin Smith Injury: Lions RB X-Rays Negative

The Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith had to leave his game against the Oakland Raiders after injuring his right ankle.

Smith was taken into the locker room and given x-rays, which luckily came back negative, according to Dave Birkett. Birkett also reports Smith didn't suffer a high ankle sprain, which can take awhile to recover from.

The injury still has to be somewhat concerned for Lions fans. Smith hurt the same ankle last season and was never able to get on track, leaving Detroit with one of the worst rushing attacks in the NFL.

Jahvid Best is supposed to help Smith carry the load in 2012, but he's yet to be cleared from a concussion he sustained last year. Unfortunately, Best has a long history with concussions, leaving the question of when he'll be able to come back up in the air.

Last year, Smith rushed for 356 yards and scored four touchdowns.

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