Saturday, July 28, 2007

Smith feeling better

By Frank Schwab

The good news for Rod Smith and the Broncos is he said he has made more progress in the past three weeks than he had in the first three months of his rehabilitation from hip surgery. He is jogging, which he hadn’t done by the end of the Broncos minicamp earlier this month.

That’s the good news. Smith is still not ready to practice and will start the season on the physically unable to perform list. Smith said he expected that would be the case, and he’s still being patient in his recovery. He hasn’t set a timetable for a return because he said he would know when his body was healthy enough to return.

Whether Smith can return from hip surgery and an offseason of rehabilitation at age 37 and perform well enough to justify a roster spot will be a major story line through training camp.

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