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06-14-2005, 06:05 PM
Smith hurt in practice
By Carter Toole

Robaire Smith gave the Texans a brief scare Tuesday as he went down near the end of the team's second mini-camp practice of the day.

Smith, Houston's starting right defensive end, sprained his neck in team drills.

"He came down on an inside slant and the whole line kind of collpased the other way," head coach Dom Capers said. "He sprained his neck. We'll get our doctors to check it out and see. But he took a good collision with all of his weight going one way and the line going the other way."

Smith will be held out of the Texans' final mini-camp practice tomorrow as a precautionary measure.

"Anything that we have out here concerns me," Capers said. "And anything up around the neck area, you're always going to be concerned and cautious about. We'll see what the doctors say tonight."

LINK (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/news_detail.php?PRKey=1730)

Remember guys, this is June. And to hear unfortunate news like this is always scary, but we still have 87 days till' the opener with the Bills. So Robaire should be fine by then.

06-14-2005, 06:09 PM
He should be fine but didn't former Texans linebacker Keith Mitchell miss the entire year because of a sprained neck injury or something like that? Hopefully that won't be the case for Robaire Smith. He's a big part of our defense.

06-14-2005, 06:56 PM
I saw him walking off the field just now (Ch 13 news footage). He looks fine.

06-14-2005, 06:57 PM
are you at practice vinny?

06-14-2005, 07:06 PM
nope, but by the way he was walking I don't expect this to be a big issue.

06-14-2005, 07:44 PM
Three down, one to go. :bomb:

06-14-2005, 11:48 PM
Texans | R. Smith Injury Update - from www.KFFL.com
Tue, 14 Jun 2005 21:49:55 -0700

Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DE Robaire Smith (neck) is expected to be OK after spraining his neck during practice Tuesday, June 14. General manager Charley Casserly said Smith received good reports and is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp.

06-15-2005, 12:11 AM
sprained neck is like when u head bang ata concert too long, it goes away in a couple days hes fine.

06-15-2005, 06:27 AM
Yeah, I figured it wasnt bad. I've had that happen to me before playing football. Hurts for about 3-4 days, but u can still play.

06-15-2005, 08:46 AM
He will be fine.

I feel better now that you said he will be ok! :woot: