Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith gives an update on his status for Sunday's game at the Miami Dolphins. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
A couple days off have helped wide receiver Torrey Smith progress in his recovery from a knee injury suffered last Sunday and Smith said he would "hope for the best" when it comes to Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.
"The only way I'm not going to play is if I need crutches, so I'm good to go," Smith said after walking to his locker without crutches Thursday. "We'll see what happens. Hopefully, everything works out."
Smith missed the final two series of the Ravens' 34-33 loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers, though he was the Ravens' leading receiver with six catches for 65 yards and two touchdowns before he left. He also drew a pair of crucial pass interference penalties, his league-leading ninth and 10th of the season.
Smith's last play was an incompletion in the end zone in which he came down hard on his knee.
"I was struggling Sunday," Smith said. "I've been in there with [head athletic trainer Mark Smith] and he's been taking good care of me, so hopefully, I'm good to go."
Smith has played every game of his Ravens career, starting 58 of 60 games since the team selected him in the second round of the 2011 draft.
Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said he wasn't sure of the status of either Smith, wide receiver Marlon Brown (concussion) or rookie Michael Campanaro (hamstring). Both Brown and Campanaro practiced fully on Thursday.
"You can always assume they're going to be there, but one of the things about our group this year [is] everybody's played," Kubiak said. "Everybody's had a chance to pitch in. The other day, Marlon's out, Torrey's out at the end of the game, so Kamar [Aiken] is out there making plays, Jacoby [Jones] goes in and makes plays. So I've got confidence in all of our guys. I don't know who it's going to take, but whoever's out there, they'll do the job."