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Second concussion could land KR Smith on IR



Running back Clifton Smith could finish the season on Injured Reserve as suffering his second concussion in less than two months -- both coming in games against Carolina.

Smith was injured on the opening kickoff in Sunday's game at Carolina. Smith suffered a concussion Oct. 18 against the Panthers when Dante Wesley launched himself into the Bucs' punt returner while he was attempting to make a fair catch. He missed a game the next week against New England in London.

No decision has been announced about Smith's future. But with only four games remaining and the NFL taking more measures to reduce the risk of players who have had concussions, Raheem Morris said the Bucs are likely to take a more cautious approach with Smith.

"I'm sure there will be,'' Morris said. "That's a no brainer. I'll be able to give you more updates on Clifton and what's going on with Clifton on Wednesday. I don't want to speak out of turn, I'm sure there will be (a cautious approach) with what's going on with concussions and what's going in our society with concussions, period, as far as the NFL.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:50pm]


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