The injury happened last week. Smith had surgery on Tuesday. He’s expected to miss 6-8 months, which blows a giant hole in his 2019 season, obviously.
Smith, 34, is entering the second year of a two-year, $15 million contract he signed with Houston in December 2017. Last season he posted a 3.74 ERA and a 46/12 K/BB ratio over 45.2 innings during the 2018 regular season.