Smith missed the last two weeks of the regular season with a partially torn left triceps tendon. The tendon connects to the backside of the elbow and Smith will be required to wear a hollow carbon fiber brace, Sacremento Bee reporter Matt Barrows wrote. The brace is similar to the one worn by Ray Lewis and is meant to prevent a complete rupture.
Smith is known for his bullish strength and high-motor. We'll see how effective he can be considering the injury and brace limits that power.
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