I wish I had some better news for you all from minicamp, but unfortunately the biggest news to come out this weekend was injury-related. First, the update on Jason Smith is that he has a stress fracture in his toe. Smith is expected to miss the rest of the team’s OTAs, but he won’t need surgery. Obviously this news isn’t good, but I guess it could have been worse. I’m really hoping this won’t be a lingering thing, but obviously you just never know with injuries. He is in a walking boot now, and hopefully he will be able to return for training camp.
The worst news to come out of camp was the injury offensive lineman Mark Setterstrom. Setterstrom reportedly suffered a torn triceps muscle, and he could be lost for the season. Injuries are always unfortunate, but you really have to feel for this guy. He has already come back from two major knee surgeries, and he suffered the same triceps injury at the end of last season. He hasn’t decided whether or not to have surgery, but if he does go under the knife he will be out for the year. This really hurts our depth on the offensive line, and although he isn’t a Pro Bowler by any means, his absence will hurt. I will update the situation further when news is released.
In other news, Kevin Dockery returned to the field after missing time with an ankle injury, so he should be fine goin forward. DE Chris Long was absent for the last two days of camp due to a death in the family. The team will have three more OTA sessions this week before breaking until training camp opens at the end of July.