View Full Version : Panthers’ Smith carted off field with injury

07-29-2006, 06:14 PM
Carolina Panthers All-Pro receiver Steve Smith was carted off the field Saturday with a hamstring injury on the opening day of training camp.

Midway through the afternoon session, Smith pulled up while running a long route down the left sideline. He immediately clutched his left hamstring, took a couple of steps and fell to the ground.

Two trainers came to his side, and new teammate Keyshawn Johnson also came over to check on Smith, who slowly got to his feet after about a minute. He threw his gloves in anger, got onto the back of the cart and was brought inside.

“It seems like he probably strained it,” Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said. “He’s done this before in training camp.”

Smith, who led the NFL with 103 receptions for 1,563 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, missed the final week of June’s coaching sessions with hamstring pain.

Panthers defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, who is returning from a knee injury, had back spasms following the morning workout.


07-29-2006, 08:08 PM
:eek: wow didnt expect that

07-29-2006, 09:56 PM
How serious is this going to be? I have the Panthers as an early Super Bowl pick and without him, they have no shot.

07-29-2006, 09:58 PM
Wow...that would be a dagger to lose him.

General manager Marty Hurney said the early prognosis was that Smith might have strained his hamstring, but that the injury shouldn’t be serious.



Nappy Roots
07-29-2006, 09:59 PM
hopefully its just a strain...if its a tear, that sucks.

07-30-2006, 08:40 AM
If they lose him...their season is done.

07-30-2006, 01:37 PM
hopefully its just a strain...if its a tear, that sucks.

Yeah I really would hate to see Smith hurt because I really like the guy. It's a shame when any one gets hurt but to the Panthers, they can ill-afford to lose him. I like him despite making our secondary look like a pop warner practice squad last year. :(

07-30-2006, 03:05 PM
He better not be hurt, he's my number 1 reciever in my keeper league.

07-30-2006, 03:43 PM
WOOOW Looks like Stevie Smith will misss several Weeks

07-30-2006, 06:52 PM
Seeing this only makes me hope and pray that our Dolphins get through the training camp without any injuries...

07-30-2006, 08:19 PM
i bet they are glad they picked up keyshaun. That sucks for the panthers if he does miss a couple of weeks.

07-30-2006, 11:17 PM
Im sure he will be gone more than a couple of weeks