FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rookie wide receiver Devin Smith, projected as the primary deep threat in the New York Jets' offense, will miss the majority of training camp after suffering broken ribs Friday in practice, the team announced.
Smith, a second-round pick out of Ohio State, was hospitalized overnight as a precaution.
He was injured while making a terrific catch on a long sideline pass. He caught a deflection by cornerback Marcus Williams but got hit in the back of the head by safety Jaiquawn Jarrett.
Smith got up slowly and appeared woozy, fueling speculation he might have sustained a concussion. He was escorted immediately by a trainer to the locker room.
It came on a day on which Smith saw significant action with the starting offense in three-receiver packages, joining Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.
Smith averaged an FBS-leading 28.2 yards per catch last season for the national champion Buckeyes. He had 33 catches for 931 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Jets WR Devin Smith out most of camp after suffering broken ribs in practice