Panthers' Smith day-to-day with hamstring injury

Updated: July 30, 2006, 11:20 AM ET
Associated Press

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith missed practice Sunday, a day after he strained his left hamstring while running a route at training camp.

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2005 SEASON STATISTICS
Rec Yds TD Avg Long YAC
103 1563 12 15.2 80 729

Coach John Fox said Smith, who missed the final week of coaching sessions in June with tightness in the same hamstring, is listed as day-to-day.

"He was nursing it at the end of summer school, so we have to put him on the shelf, work the rehab, and we'll get him out here when he's healthy," Fox said. "We'll take it as slow as we need to."

Smith pulled up while running down the left sideline midway through Saturday's second practice, Carolina's first day of camp. He immediately grabbed for his hamstring and fell to the ground. He was eventually carted off the field.

Smith led the NFL with 103 receptions for 1,563 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. Ricky Proehl and Kerry Colbert were Carolina's second-leading wide receivers with 25 catches each.

The Panthers added Keyshawn Johnson in the offseason to provide an alternative to Smith.


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