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Jonathan Stewart misses practice with ankle soreness

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The Panthers backfield depth might get an early test in the opener.

Running back Jonathan Stewart was held out of practice again Tuesday with a sore ankle.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Stewart went through a strenuous workout Monday, and came out of it more sore than he anticipated, according to Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer.

Stewart will travel with the team later today as they make an early escape from Charlotte. With the Democratic National Convention bringing the literal kind of gridlock to their home, they’re ducking out to train at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., in advance of Sunday’s game against the Bucs.

Rivera said the team would evaluate him again when they get to Florida.

On most teams, losing Stewart would be a huge blow, but the Panthers still have DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert, more options than most.

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4 Responses to “Jonathan Stewart misses practice with ankle soreness”
  1. brianfromcanada says: Sep 4, 2012 1:27 PM

    If Jonathan Stewart drafted me in fantasy life I would totally go to work with a bad ankle. Come on Jon. Carry my fantasy football team to victory.

  2. waussau says: Sep 4, 2012 1:36 PM

    D. Williams isn’t looking like such a bad pick late in fantasy draft’s…

  3. ncarolinarn7 says: Sep 4, 2012 2:18 PM

    Panthers should pull away by half time when youth and thoroughbreds separate. Excitement and adrenaline should keep it competitive early conference game and all.

  4. pats1995 says: Sep 4, 2012 2:47 PM

    Is it bad that I drafted these 2 for the 2nd year in a row, even after DeAngelo was a 2nd round bust?

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