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Monday, August 11, 2014

Panthers Injury Update: Jonathan Stewart is back at practice

By on 8/11/2014 02:14:00 PM

The Carolina Panthers welcomed back one of their most talented offensive players this weekend, running back Jonathan Stewart. Trying to shred the dreaded label of "injury-prone", Stewart has finally recovered from a late-July hamstring injury and joined his team on Sunday.

The Panthers' official Twitter broke the news late yesterday afternoon:

Limited to just 17 games over the past two seasons due to injuries, Stewart saw his yards-per-carry average plummet from 5.4 in 2011 to a combined 3.65 in 2012 and 2013. Out of a possible 96 regular season games, Stewart has played in 77, totalling a career 866 rushing attempts for 4,016 yards and 27 touchdowns. He will be entering his seventh season with Carolina this year. 

Stewart missed 10 regular season games in 2013 due to ankle and knee injuries. Throughout the years he has also struggled with Achilles, heel, concussion and toe injuries.

At only 27 years old, Stewart still has a lot of football left in him. As the shelf life of a running back gets smaller and smaller, he must take all necessary precautions to assure he will keep running for years to come.

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