Such is the blue-collar attitude Rapids fans have grown used to seeing from the midfielder since he arrived from Aberdeen FC about this time in 2009. Smith admits the one thing he’d like to see improvements in going forward are his sharpness with his touch,LaMarr Woodley Jersey, reading the game, and movement within the match.
A new coaching staff, a new system, new teammates alongside-you can’t blame Smith if he was a bit nervous about how he would fit in with the Rapids, let alone how his surgically repaired knee would respond. “It’s an injury that I’ve never had before,” said the soft-spoken Scotsman. “For me, I felt the progression was good. It was a long time, but we stuck to the program we set out and got through it. It’s the first time I’ve been through it so I wasn’t sure if it was normal or not.”
Colorado’s Jamie Smith has had a difficult past 8 months. Not only has he been recovering from a serious ACL injury suffered in last season’s playoffs, but the squad he’s come back to is quite different than the one he was such an integral part of in 2011. “You’re always curious how it’s going to go,Vernon Davis 49ers Jersey,” he recently told soccer 365,Lardarius Webb Youth Jersey.com. “Can I do what I did before, can I play at that level,Ray Lewis Jersey, can I fit in,Wes Welker Jersey? All I can do is work as hard as I possibly can and if it’s going to happen it will.”
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In Colorado’s last 3 matches, 2 of which were at home, Smith’s minutes have gradually increased as he eases back into match fitness. He said he really appreciates the support of the fans as he’s entered those matches as it does make a difference. “It’s been great. Our fans get behind the team so much,Peyton Manning Youth Jersey. It really doesn’t make a difference for me coming off the bench the last two home games because hearing it and being aware of it is great-it gives you a great lift.”