CU wide receiver Josh Smith practiced in pads Tuesday for the first time in more than three weeks after banging into a wall at Folsom Field during a preseason scrimmage on Aug. 18. Smith, who had been one of the team's biggest surprises during fall camp, missed the first two games of the season while nursing a lacerated kidney but is expected to be back for the Buffs game Saturday against Florida State.
Head coach Dan Hawkins stated on separate occasions earlier this week that he believes Smith will be ready to go Saturday. Smith was positive while speaking to reporters after Tuesday's practice.
Smith's return will be coupled with the return of senior tailback Hugh Charles. Charles, who pulled his hamstring during CU's season-opening drive against Colorado State, practiced Tuesday and is also expected to be back in the lineup this weekend.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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