Ravens' Jimmy Smith expected to miss four to six weeks from foot procedure

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith will have screws removed from his surgically repaired right foot this week and will need four to six weeks to recover, a team source said Friday.

Smith will likely miss most of the spring offseason workouts but he could participate in a minicamp in June, the source said. Smith is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in late July, the source added.

Smith suffered a season-ending Lisfranc foot injury 16 months ago and underwent surgery in November 2014. At the team's offseason workout program earlier this month, Smith said he hoped this wasn't a two-year injury.

"It’s definitely a difficult injury, kind of more than I expected," he said. "It’s very ... You can live with it; you can play with it. Obviously, I played with it last year -- not at the level that I expected myself to -- but I think I’ll be better this year.”

Despite not being at full strength last season, Smith was on the field for the second-most snaps of any cornerback in the AFC North. He had an uneven 2015 season, grading out as the No. 87 cornerback by Pro Football Focus. He allowed six touchdowns, but he returned one interception for a touchdown and would've had another if it hadn't been negated by penalty

Smith, 27, signed a four-year, $41.1 million extension with Baltimore before the 2015 season. The news of Smith's latest foot procedure was first reported by The Baltimore Sun.