It’s been a rough week on the injury front for the Cincinnati Bengals in training camp. Tyler Kroft, Darqueze Dennard and William Jackson III all suffered dings at varying degrees, and another young player experienced another scary moment on Friday.
Safety Derron Smith suffered what appeared to be an ankle injury while covering a pass in the end zone in practice. It appears he twisted his ankle upon landing on the ground and was tended to by trainers. He left the practice, but did walk off on his own power with Bengals trainers.
It didn’t appear to be serious, as evidenced by Smith’s ability to walk off the field on his own, but it does cap off a week of similar injury frustrations for the team.
Smith was a sixth round pick in 2015 out of Fresno State University. He played in every game last year, with most of his duties coming on special teams. Smith had four tackles in 2015 and is a backup behind the starters in Williams and George Iloka.
We’ll continue to update you on the status of Smith’s injury and any other news associated with it.