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Alex Smith injury: Browns TE ready to return from concussion

Cleveland Browns tight end Alex Smith has passed the necessary tests and is ready to return from his concussion in Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Cleveland Browns tight end Alex Smith suffered a concussion in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he is now symptom-free and plans to make his return in Week 6 for the team's rematch against Cincinnati. When Smith took a knee to the head during a 34-27 loss to the Bengals on Sept. 16, he suffered what he called the first concussion of his football career. Even so, Smith is glad the team medical staff has taken a cautious approach with his injury, as he mentioned to Jodie Valade of The Plain Dealer:

"Just hearing what's happening with all these guys who have played in the past and things that are popping up ... it definitely scares you," he said. "You have no choice but to let it cross your mind. ... You can see pretty much every body part, but you don't really know what's going on in your brain. You just want to be extra-cautious with this type of injury."

Smith has snagged four passes for 29 yards so far in 2012, and he will try to jump start the No. 21 scoring offense in the NFL as the Browns (0-5) host the Bengals (3-2) on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET.

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