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Ravens' Smith cleared to work out as he recovers from infection

Updated: September 16, 2008, 1:07 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Troy Smith has been cleared to resume light workouts after losing about 20 pounds due to complications from what began as a severe case of tonsillitis.

Smith, the 2006 Heisman Trophy winner, has been fighting a blood clot in his neck, which led to an infection in his lung. He has not practiced with the Ravens since Aug. 22.

Dr. Andrew Tucker, the Ravens' head team physician, said Monday that Smith's illness was "extraordinarily unlucky."

"It's ...

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