Panthers' Smith misses third straight practice


Sultan of Swat
Staff member
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 8, 2006) -- Carolina Panthers All-Pro receiver Steve Smith missed his third straight day of practice Friday with a sore right hamstring, and is doubtful to play in the season opener against Atlanta.

"There is nothing new with the injury report. Everyone is still listed the same," coach John Fox said.

If Smith, who is listed as questionable, can't play, Keary Colbert or Drew Carter would start at receiver opposite Keyshawn Johnson on Sunday.

Smith, who led the league in receiving last season, tweaked his right hamstring Tuesday and hasn't practiced since.

He has been plagued by injuries since straining his left hamstring on the first day of training camp. After missing 17 days, he returned to practice, only to be sidelined a few days later with an ingrown toenail. The injuries forced him to miss all four preseason games.


People over exaggerate a 'tweeked ankle' nowadays. He'll be ready to go come tomorrow. And if he doesn't, it's not like that offense is lacking any firepower...


Aw, Here It Goes!
This isnt good good at all, he might not even be able to play in there first game. Not a good way to start off the season.