Jimmy Smith says he's "fine" after injuring groin

A handful of hours after leaving yesterday's practice with a groin injury, rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith tweeted that he expects to be back on the field fairly soon.

"Ill be fine," Smith wrote last night. "its a minor (injury).. I will be playin in the preseason don't worry"

When told by a fan that head coach John Harbaugh might not appreciate Smith commenting on his injury status via Twitter, Smith backtracked a bit.

"I'm not injured I never said I was," Smith tweeted. "ill be practicing."

Smith, the Ravens first-round pick this year, has been getting reps with the second-team defense in practice, behind veterans Domonique Foxworth and Lardarius Webb. The Colorado product has also been seeing time as the Ravens' top nickel back.

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