Sean Smith landed awkwardly on the second play of the Raiders game in Tampa Sunday. He stayed on the turf holding his shoulder before leaving the game not to return. It didn’t look good at the time, but according to multiple reports, it may not be as serious as feared. It may be he only misses one game.
Some good news on #Raiders CB Sean Smith: The shoulder injury he suffered on Sunday could keep him out just a week. Seemed a lot worse.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2016
On #Raiders CB Sean Smith (left shoulder): source called him very questionable to play Sunday night vs. #Broncos. Not a long-term injury.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) October 31, 2016
The game he will be missing is the Sunday night game against the division rival Broncos, with whom they are currently tied atop the AFC West.
After that game the Raiders will have their bye week, further allowing Smith time to heal up before the team heads to Mexico City to face the Texans in week 11.
Obviously this is very good news.