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Ex-Panthers star Steve Smith Sr. tears Achilles, is out for season

By Cindy Boren

Washington Post

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) is tended to by medical staff after being injured in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers in Baltimore.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) is tended to by medical staff after being injured in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers in Baltimore. Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens lost wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. for the rest of the season to a torn Achilles’ tendon late in their game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

Smith dragged his right leg as he was tackled and immediately pointed to the back of his ankle as he gestured to trainers, who helped him off the field. After the game, Coach John Harbaugh confirmed the worst.

“Steve Smith has torn his Achilles’,” he said, “and will be gone for the rest of the season.”

The injury could be a career-ender as well for the ex-Carolina Panther, given that Smith has said this would be his final year in the NFL.

Earlier Sunday, the Ravens waved off teams inquiring about the 36-year-old’s availability ahead of this week’s trade deadline.

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