Steve Smith posted on his blog, Athletes United for Youth, about the injuries that occurred during the preseason game against the Redskins
I’ve been having shoulder problems since I hurt it in the Dallas game last year. I did rehab on it and I’ve had less pain day to day, but it hurts depending on the type movements I do and the sharpness of them. It’s one of those things that have been agitating me and I didn’t expect it to hurt as bad as it did when I fell on it.
and the concussion against the Colts.
I had these massive headaches. It started when I got hit and didn’t stop until five minutes after we came back out from halftime.
I took some tests to determine the severity of the concussion. I didn’t know the severity of it until I was watching "Training Day" that Thursday after the game and I couldn’t remember what the next scene was. I’ve watched that movie four or five times. I was really messed up. It was my first concussion. It’s like going out into the world real slow.
I didn't realize that the injury from last season was still bothering him, so it may be a blessing in disguise that he's out the first two games and had time to heal a bit more. Smith mentions that he plan to play through it this year and I have to say I believe he will do his best to be on the field as long as possible. I just hope it doesn't affect his ability to perform. Although an injured Steve Smith is still better than a lot of the receivers in the NFL.
He also talks more about Ken Lucas incident. I really like this statement from him.
My job is not to bring anybody back in the public to being on my side, but I can stand up and say, ‘I’ve made a mistake.’ I’ll be the first one to own up to it. I’ve never been a guy to shy away from things – when I’ve done good or bad. I took full accountability for what happened and if people think that’s me trying to push it under the rug, you need to look at what accountability is.