Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. tore his Achilles Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season, according to NFL reporter Ian Rapoport.
Smith immediately pointed to the sideline after making a catch and run, and had to be helped off the field. The Ravens star receiver was unable to put any pressure on the injured right leg, according to NFL reporter Chris Wesseling.
Smith said at the beginning of this season that this would be his last year in the NFL. "I feel like it's time," said Smith, via CBS Sports. "If it's the end, I feel like it's the best place for it to end."
Smith was having a huge season for the Ravens, and was their leading receiver with 588 yards and three touchdowns prior to the injury. The veteran wide receiver has played 15 seasons in the NFL, and has over 956 receptions. Smith has clearly put up Hall of Fame-worthy numbers, and is one of the greatest receivers of his generation.
It's unclear if Smith is still planning to retire after this injury, but one thing is for sure - fans will miss watching him on Sundays. The Ravens got their second win of the season Sunday, but lost a huge piece in the process.