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September 09, 2012

Stewart out vs. Bucs with ankle injury

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The Panthers' backfield will not be as crowded today against Tampa Bay.

Running back Jonathan Stewart Tweeted this morning that he will miss the game with the ankle injury he sustained in the Aug. 26 exhibition against the Jets.

"Sorry panther fans but it Looks like I'll be missing the game opener this year due to my recent ankle sprain!" Stewart Tweeted. "I'll be helping my team today by cheering them on! lets go panthers!!"

Stewart rehabbed all week as the Panthers trained in Florida, and was listed as questionable. Coach Ron Rivera was optimistic Stewart might play after he did a lot of cutting on the ankle later in the week.

Instead, the Panthers will go with starter DeAngelo Williams and fullback Mike Tolbert, the free agent acquisition who rushed for 1,410 yards during four seasons in San Diego.

They could be running in the rain.

A steady rain was falling Sunday morning in Tampa and there's a 50 percent chance of rain the rest of the day.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on September 9, 2012 at 09:47 AM | Permalink

Comments

Any chance Armond Smith will be activated for this game????

Posted by: Big Ron | Sep 9, 2012 10:52:07 AM

Can't, on PS. They would have to sign him and make roster move.

Posted by: Steven | Sep 9, 2012 12:22:26 PM

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