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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Panthers Injury Update: Jonathan Stewart may be out a month

By on 7/26/2014 11:20:00 PM

Jonathan Stewart will miss more time than originally thought. The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Stewart will miss the first two to four weeks of practice. It was thought Stewart would only miss the first week or two. The Carolina Panthers running back is battling a pulled hamstring.

Panthers' Coach Ron Rivera says the injury is not considered to be serious. Stewart injured his hamstring while training a week-and-a-half ago.

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Stewart is expected to split carries with DeAngelo Williams again this season. Nobody questions his talent, but the problem has been his health. He's missed 17 games the past two seasons, averaging  just 3.65 yards-per-carry, while battling ankle and knee issues.

Jonathon Jones from The Charlotte Observer reports that the Panthers could have placed Stewart on the non-football injury list because the injury was suffered before the players reported for camp, but that would have kept him from participating in team meetings or walk-throughs.

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Ironically, Stewart confessed to doing yoga and stretching more in an effort to improve his durability.

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