Smith has surgery on scar tissue, won't play vs. Lions

Updated: September 21, 2007, 7:50 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Starting tight end L.J. Smith, a key receiver in the Philadelphia Eagles' passing game, underwent surgery Friday to clean out scar tissue surrounding his injured groin. Smith will miss Sunday's game and the team said his rehabilitation will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.

A fifth-year veteran, Smith underwent surgery in late May to repair a sports hernia and he missed much of the Eagles' offseason program.

Smith aggravated the groin injury in training camp, missed time ...

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