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    From ESPN...

    Yesterday, the belief was that the St. Louis Rams could be without their top draft pick for up to a month, as Jason Smith had to leave the game on Sunday with what appeared to be torn cartilage in his knee, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    "They're calling it a meniscus [cartilage] right now," coach Steve Spagnuolo told the paper after the game. "I'm not sure the extent of it."

    Both Smith and center Jason Brown had MRIs performed on Monday, and both are now listed as having knee sprains, which is much better than the torn meniscus situation.

    Even so, league sources have told the Post-Dispatch that Smith is likely to miss a game or two, which means Adam Goldberg is the likely starter this weekend for the Rams.
    Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

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    Re: Smith's Injury not so bad?

    Only thing this really hurts is the cohesion factor. Goldberg and Smith are about equals at this point in time, so it doesn't really hurt us from a skills perspective, it'll just mean we have another couple games where everyone's getting used to one another again.
    I believe!:ram:

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    • #3
      Re: Smith's Injury not so bad?

      It could be much worse. We can be thankful for that at this point.

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      • shroomysoup
        Will Jason Smith be okay?
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        I heard on the radio awhile ago that Jason Smith suffered a SERIOUS concussion injury and that it may affect his ability to play football for the rest of his career. Does anyone have any updates on him? How is he doing?
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      • r8rh8rmike
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        Monday, November 30, 2009


        By Nick Wagoner
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        Of all the injuries and ailments plaguing the Rams on Sunday against Seattle, it was one case of nausea on the sideline that perhaps caused the most concern.

        Rams tackle Jason Smith, inactive for the contest against the Seahawks because of lingering effects from a concussion suffered a week earlier against Arizona, was on the sideline watching the Rams and Seahawks on Sunday afternoon when he suddenly began to feel ill.

        Smith complained of a nauseous feeling that led to vomiting and light headedness. He was promptly whisked away to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis for tests and observation just before the start of the fourth quarter.

        “I was experiencing some things that weren’t real normal,” Smith said Monday afternoon. “I asked the doctors what’s going on with me. He said to take the proper precautions to what you feel and get you out of here to get you checked out. That’s what we did. I was sick and vomiting and wasn’t feeling good.”

        Because Smith is still recovering from the concussion he suffered last week, the doctors wanted to take a closer look and run a battery of tests that would determine if or how the nausea related to his concussion symptoms.

        The good news, revealed by coach Steve Spagnuolo and athletic trainer Jim Anderson on Monday afternoon, is that Smith passed all of those tests with nothing out of the ordinary showing up on them.

        Smith said Monday there was no hard evidence from his CAT scan that the symptoms he suffered from on Sunday were a direct result of his concussion. In fact, Smith says he was never told that the two were related though that remained a possibility.

        “They tested me on a couple of different things,” Smith said. “They never said it was because of the concussion. It was like something was wrong with your stomach or whatever.”

        At the conclusion of those tests, Smith was released from the hospital and allowed to return home Sunday evening.

        “It sounds like he’s OK which is a good thing,” Spagnuolo said.

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        For instance, basketball star Blake Griffin suffered a concussion while playing for Oklahoma last year and complained that it was made worse by attending a home game he wasn’t playing in by the myriad lights and loud noises in the arena that night.

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      • TekeRam
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        Adam Goldberg finished the game at Smith's position and would likely replace him as the starter. Smith said he was hurt during the Rams' touchdown drive in the second quarter, although he stayed in for several more plays before leaving the game.

        "I don't remember whether it popped or not," Smith said. "In the heat of the battle, you don't really feel it, but I knew something wasn't right."

        Goldberg started six games at four offensive line positions last year and started at right tackle much of the preseason before Smith was elevated to first string. He has experience against the Packers after playing with the Vikings for three years.

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      • MauiRam
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      • general counsel
        Anyone see anything on the jason smith injury
        by general counsel
        I havent seen any postgame. How bad is smith hurt? As i mentioned in my good, bad and ugly, he didnt play in the second half and the announcer said knee injury, but thats all we got.

        ramming speed to all

        general counsel
        -09-20-2009, 04:43 PM
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