“Treehouse. I was building a treehouse for my kids. I was building the roof and fell off,” Smith explained Sunday. “I fell, like, 20 feet, shattered the wrist. But I’ll be all right. I still have one good arm to hold my wife with.”
Head coach Matt LaFleur suggested Smith stop with the do-it-yourself projects — “Matt’s telling me I need to hire people,” Smith said, “(but) I’m like, ‘Hell, no. I’ll do it myself’” — and Smith may want to consider heeding his boss’ advice. Not only did he dislocate his wrist, he also suffered ligament, nerve and tendon damage and sustained a concussion as well.
“What’s sad is it was the last board. It looks like I put the last board, because my SKIL saw was laying where I landed, it looks like I was about to cut the overhang off and that’s when I fell.”
Special teams coordinator Maurice Drayton is inclined to go with a pair of rookies on returns — wide receiver Amari Rodgers on punts and running back Kylin Hill on kickoffs — if the unproven duo can continue on their current path.
“It’s going to play itself out but, right now, in the punt-return game, obviously, we’re leaning toward Amari,” Drayton said. “In the kickoff-return game, we’re really vetting Hill. (But) we have a lot of other guys who are putting in work in the return area.”