Ravens receiver Steve Smith left Sunday’s game against the Redskins with an ankle injury and will not return, the team announced.
Smith was injured in the first quarter and went to the locker room for evaluation. He returned to the sideline and was testing his ankle by doing some running but was ultimately unable to return to the field.
Smith, 37, missed 12 games last year with a torn Achilles.
He had three receptions for 29 yards Sunday before he was injured. He needs just 12 more catches to become the 14th player in NFL history with at least 1,000 receptions.
Smith’s injury means more action for backups Kamar Aiken and Breshad Perriman.