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Stewart seeing ankle specialist today

Jonathan Stewart AP

When most players have serious foot and ankle problems, they get on a plane to go see Dr. Robert Anderson.

Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart just has to go down the hall, since Anderson’s one of the Panthers’ team doctors.

According to Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer, Stewart is seeing Anderson this morning, at which point the Panthers will know better whether the sixth-year running back is going to be ready for the regular season.

“It’s one of those things, he’s still going through a couple other things with the doctor,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “It’s one of those things that we’re just waiting to get the answer.”

Since Stewart hasn’t practiced this offseason, he’s still eligible for reserve/PUP, which would allow him to return after the first six weeks.

The Panthers could use him, especially with a renewed interest in running the ball with their running backs instead of the quarterback this year.

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4 Responses to “Stewart seeing ankle specialist today”
  1. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 27, 2013 7:44 AM

    Jonathan Stewart is an animal but he’s always hurting.

  2. romoscollarbone says: Aug 27, 2013 9:01 AM

    If the doctor is one of the foremost specialists of the ankle, and he’s on the payroll, why the delay?

  3. whoisrdymlz says: Aug 27, 2013 9:19 AM

    The Panthers need Stewart. That said, his absence early on gives DeAngelo Williams enough snaps to get his rhythm. DW has always been that type of runner

  4. nfloracle says: Aug 27, 2013 10:31 AM

    This isn’t good news for the Panthers. That 6-10 season prediction seems to be less optimistic with each passing day.

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