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August 11, 2009

Fox: Smith will be ready in preseason

Panthers coach John Fox said after practice today that wide receiver Steve Smith's injured shoulder should be healed before the end of the preseason, but he was not committal about whether Smith would play in an exhibition.

"I don't like looking that far ahead and committing to it becauase I don't really know what it will bbring, but I'm sure he'll be ready at some point in the preseason," said Fox. "Whether we play him or not, I don't know about it."

Fox said Smith is listed as "day to day, not week to week," projecting an optimistic outlook on Smith's return from the team's perspective.

"I just want to get him healthy," said Fox. "I don't like anybody on the sideline. I like everybody out there."

Fox said he would describe the injure to Smith's right shoulder as a bruised shoulder.

-- Charles Chandler

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Posted by Observer Sports on August 11, 2009 at 05:39 PM | Permalink


thats whatsup.

Posted by: matt s | Aug 11, 2009 6:03:17 PM

Did anyone else see Chucky on ESPN this morning??


Posted by: PantherPerk | Aug 11, 2009 6:34:15 PM

That's great news! I'm glad its not serious. IMO I think he shouldn't play in preseason... He has nothing to prove to anyone. Lets weed out the bad receivers in the preseason.

Posted by: Frank | Aug 11, 2009 7:30:00 PM

This can be good for the team.this situation gives Jake and Dwayne Jarrett extra reps together developing another weapon.

Posted by: CJ | Aug 11, 2009 8:01:24 PM

I always hope Smith plays very little in preseason anyway so he won't get hurt. He'll come on strong in reg season any way. So now the team (and us fans) get a better look at competition for the 3rd receiver spot. Maybe Jarrett will finally catch fire.

Posted by: William Aldridge | Aug 11, 2009 9:33:20 PM

Great news

Posted by: MajorLeague | Aug 11, 2009 10:43:54 PM

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