If there’s one position the Ravens can’t afford to lose it’s cornerback.  All last season the Ravens biggest question mark was its secondary and so far in 2011 that may again be the case.

Yesterday, first round draft pick Jimmy Smith was sidelined with a groin injury that he suffered after getting beat across the middle by LaQuan Williams in the afternoon practice.  Smith kept ice on his left groin for the remainder of the day.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh set a no comment policy on injuries, making Smith’s setback an even bigger question that fans will having looming over their heads. “I think I’ll just establish this right now, but don’t even bother to ask about any injuries,” Harbaugh said according to Edward Lee of The Sun.  Oh snap.

Harbs continues to treat the Ravens day-to-day operations like a some sort of secret mission run by the Central Intelligence Agency.  Thankfully, Domonique Foxworth let loose some details about Smith’s injury.  “Jimmy didn’t tear anything,” Foxworth said according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.  “He should be fine.”

And that’s good enough for me.  We’ll see how long it takes for Smith to get back to 100%.  The Ravens will need him with Foxworth’s slow progression back from knee surgery.