Panthers' Smith misses practice with concussion

Updated: August 11, 2008, 12:01 PM ET
Associated Press

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Carolina Panthers returned to training camp without top receiver Steve Smith, who sustained a concussion in the preseason opener.

Smith did not practice Monday morning. Coach John Fox said only that he's day to day.

Smith was shaken up after making a leaping 19-yard catch in the first quarter of Saturday's 23-20 overtime win against Indianapolis. He continued to play, but quarterback Matt Moore said he knew something was wrong with Smith.

The receiver was suspended for the first two regular-season games for breaking teammate Ken Lucas' nose in a fight during practice this month.

Lucas did conditioning drills on an adjacent field Monday, but is still not cleared to practice after he underwent a procedure last week to set his nose.


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