The injury, which Smith suffered in the second half of the Wild Card win over Indianapolis on Saturday, has noticeably changed his normal game preparation and continues to bother him.
"It's probably a little more than sore," Smith said. "I did some light running today, which felt pretty good."
Smith said that the medical staff is pleased with his recovery from the injury to date. He told reporters that he stayed late at the team's practice facility from Saturday into Sunday immediately after their flight from Indianapolis touched down, choosing immediately to get treatment. The plan for Thursday, Smith said, is to increase the intensity of his training and start taking some reps.
As for Sunday, Smith is hopeful.
"If it was up to me, I'd play," Smith said.