Cornerback Jimmy Smith had surgery Thursday morning in Philadelphia to repair a groin injury that has troubled him for weeks, dealing yet another blow to a maligned Ravens secondary.
While coach John Harbaugh has been inflating his injury report with every nick and bruise since the league fined the Ravens for violations last month, the one released Wednesday was slightly small
Make no mistake, the Ravens were supposed to trample the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Just not this badly.
The Ravens played much better on defense in last Sunday's win over the Browns in Cleveland. They're hoping for more of the same when they finally return home this weekend to take on Oakland.