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August 10, 2009

Smith update

SPARTANBURG - The Carolina Panthers got another training-camp injury scare Monday night when Pro Bowl receiver Steve Smith was carted off the Wofford College practice field with an injured right shoulder.

X-rays on Smith's shoulder were negative, according to team officials, but they stressed they didn't know the full nature of the injury or how long he might be out.

General manager Marty Hurney said he didn't know if Smith would return to Charlotte for treatment. Smith was seen later Monday night in the Wofford cafeteria with his shoulder in a sling.

Starting nose tackle Maake Kemoeatu, who tore his Achilles tendon last week, has already been lost for the season.

Smith's injury came when he got tangled up with cornerback Chris Gamble during a passing drill. He fell on the shoulder, shouting with pain as he hit the ground. He kicked his helmet in frustration as he walked off the field with trainers.

– David Scott

Posted by Observer Sports on August 10, 2009 at 10:17 PM | Permalink


sooooooo..... the update is what?

Posted by: matt s | Aug 10, 2009 10:56:28 PM

The Panthers should be grooming a replacement anyway. Watching him get robbed of a couple of what would have otherwise been standard receptions for him (even though he was well double covered well down field) has got me wondering if he has already hit his peak. Smith usually has no trouble ambushing those wild ducks Jake blindly tosses up in the air, but he couldn't get it done in that game (not that I'm blaming Smith for FIVE INTERCEPTIONS).

Posted by: SYRPIS | Aug 11, 2009 2:48:32 AM

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